Easy to say: It was worth the drive too see USS and Ascot Royals live!
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker brought their New World Alphabet Tour to Hamilton on November 11th and 12th, along with their friends, Ascot Royals and Nikki’s Wives, for two sold-out performances at The Studio. The Hammer definitely knows how to throw a party!
Ascot Royals picked things up right where Nikki’s Wives has left off. Just a short drive from their hometown of Brantford, the recent CASBY winners gave the Hamilton crowd something to talk about. Opening the night with their latest single, “Tectonic”, Ascot Royals revved up the energy and never looked back. You may not have seen them live before, but their all-too-familiar singles, like “The Best Is Yet To Come”, “Wolves” and “Think Your Better”, will rope you in like you’re an original-diehard fan.
After Ascot Royals had amped up the room, Toronto’s adopted sons in USS were ready to takeover the The Studio stage. The Hamilton crowd is always happy to see the return of this dynamic duo, but their need for USS could not be satisfied with one night. With a quick jaunt to Japan, in support of Simple Plan, under their belts, Ash and Human Kebab we’re ready to give the home audience a show to remember. Everything you could have asked them to play, they played: “Hollowpoint Sniper Hyperbole”, “Damini”, “Shipwreck”, “Nepal”, and new favourites, “Who’s With Me” and “California Medication”.
Ash and Kebab were madmen onstage. The contrast between Ash’s melodic, thought provoking lyrics and Human Kebabs energetic stage antics, allows for them to hit the sweet spot on the entertainment scale. Between HK’s stage antics and Ash’s dynamic vocal performance, it is hard to look away, let alone find the right song to go for a bathroom break during.
With the release of their second full length album, New World Alphabet, in February, things are getting pretty exciting for USS. As previously mentioned, they played a string of shows in Japan opening for Simple Plan, and toured through Europe in the summer, it looks like the New World Alphabet is starting to take!