While Sorry have been hot property in hometown London for some time now, growing from idiosyncratic Brixton Windmill regulars to a bona fide, increasingly brilliant Domino-signed success story, you can never tell how these things are going to translate on the other side of the Atlantic. So it was with no small amount of righteous victory that the band began their sold-out two night run at New York’s Union Pool show, presented by Adhoc and DIY– a venue that saw Fontaines DC do the same thing this time last year before soaring onto stardom.
Thanking everyone for braving the worldwide corona-panic to come out, the band look visibly relieved that their American dream hadn’t been completely scuppered. But far from winging it, the room was full and the excitement tangible. If they can pull it out the bag in these less than ideal circumstances, imagine what Sorry will be able to do when the world’s back and ready.