Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
November 30th, 2018
by Sean Gardner
To close out November, With Confidence and friends brought their pop-punk super show to the Knitting Factory Co-headlining the completely sold out show with Broadside, and featuring the awesome openers Sleep On It and Small Talks, the show brought big energy to a small venue. They played songs spanning their entire discography with hits from the first album like “Archers”, “Keeper”, and “Voldemort”, jams from this August’s release, like “Sing to me” and “Moving Boxes” as well as the b side “Here for Nothing”, and “Godzilla” from their Distance EP. Along with other great songs, the setlist was made perfect with an acoustic break in its middle in which vocalist and bassist Jayden and new guitarist Scotty played a stripped down version of “Paquerette”, followed by “Tails” which started off acoustic, with the full band joining in halfway through. But that was not before Jayden took the stage to himself with an acoustic guitar to serenade the room with a guitar version of the piano ballad, “Long Night”. He decided that it would be cool to do the whole song with no PA and no microphone, just his unplugged guitar and his raw voice. This incredibly beautiful rendition of the song really emphasized the intimacy of the whole event. The band closed their killer set with “Icarus”, which sent crowd surfers up to the stage nonstop throughout the entire song. If you haven’t already, the most recent With Confidence release is full of bops and bangers back to front, and can be found on all music platforms.
The opening band Sleep On It, were an amazing band as well who by no means slept on! Their set was a perfect prelude to With Confidence as they warmed the audience up for all the moshing, jumping and crowd surfing they would continue to do throughout the night. The energy of these five guys really was something else. They Have a number of eps and a killer album called Overexposed which you can crank to 11 and have a party too. Especially their new single “Disconnected”, which are all available on all music platforms as well.