Bedford-based 4 piece The Wholls are definitely a band I want to rave about, they are without a doubt one of the UK’s brightest talents, which were picked out by BBC R1 as the ‘Best of Reading 2016’. They are just back from a European tour and have recently signed to Sony Music GmbH, the band is clearly soaring at the moment. They have never failed to impress me with their energetic and edgy live performances, as they have a great on stage chemistry as a band and are seriously entertaining. However, there was something different about them this time round at TRNSMT Festival on the #jackrocks/This Feeling stage, and it’s no criticism, they were undeniably even better since I last saw them (which was only recently at IOW Festival).
Arturo Cocchiarella was on fire and made a real personal connection with the audience as he belted out hits full of urgent intensity ‘X21’ and ‘Roll Out’, along with a selection from their catalogue of tracks.
Their indie-influenced rock ‘n’ roll comes with heavy riffing, big hooks and huge choruses that got the crowd at TRNSMT singing, dancing and whipped into an absolute frenzy. The tent was absolutely rammed and the band that thrived off the enthusiasm from the spirited crowd. The band wasted no stage space as they all charged around it, creating an unmistakable energy that can be hard to find in this world of manufactured bands and forced stardom.
Without a doubt The Wholls will utterly blow away any audience you put them in front of and I got that feeling that this band is bang on the top of their game and heading for major stardom.
An absolute must see.