Swedish skate punk heroes Millencolin returned to the UK for the first time in seven years hot off the back of their latest album, True Brew. Judging by the volume of t-shirts new and old, along with the size of the crowd they were one of the most anticipated sets of the day… And for good reason.
After a slight delay in getting the set started, to the annoyance of some of the crowd members, the Swedes went full force opening with Egocentric Man, followed by Penguins & Polar Bears from their iconic 2000 full length, Pennybridge Pioneers.
Pulling more classic songs such as Fox, Duckpond and their closing song No Cigar from Pennybridge, and Man or Mouse from 2002’s Home From Home, before launching into a number of tracks from True Brew including Sense & Sensibility, Autopilot Mode and the title track. However oddly enough, arguably their biggest UK hit Kemp thanks to frequent play from Kerrang TV for the first few years of the 2000s was absent from the set.
As the night grew on and the sun went down, it really helped add to the set as the stage lights shone bright behind the band. As well as over the number of circle pits that erupted during the bands set.
Despite the late start and a few issues with feedback, Millencolin made a successful return to the UK, hopefully it won’t be another seven years before they have a full headline tour and cover a wider spread of tracks from all their past works.