THE SNUTS sold out their three-night run at the Barrowland Ballroom before their debut album had even been released - so expectations were high.

2000 fans packed into the legendary East End venue last night as the floors became stickier; the bodies became sweatier and the crowd got louder, paying homage to Scotland’s John McGinn before the gig got underway.

The band were introduced by a voiceover by Billy Connolly, suggesting the first song was to be their latest single, “Glasgow”.

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The boys appeared behind a white sheet, teasing the crowd with the first bars. Lead singer Jack Cochrane introduced them to fans, saying “What’s happening? We’re The f****** Snuts.” before bursting into life complete with a confetti cannon that drove fans absolutely wild.

Keeping fans onside, “All Your Friends,” and “Juan Belmonte” followed.

“It’s been a long time f****** coming, this.” Cochrane told the crowd, many of whom, including yours truly were at their first gig since the coronavirus pandemic arrived last March. Looking around at all of the faces, you could tell people were just happy to be there.

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Cochrane stripped the set back with a solo acoustic version of “Top Deck” showcasing his unrivalled, raw vocal talent but not before cracking open a bottle of Buckfast.

It was clear the boys, who hail from Whitburn in West Lothian, were overwhelmed with the crowd’s reaction to them. Cochrane said: “This has been our dream for as long as we can remember. Thank you for sharing it with us.” as they went into “No Place I’d Rather Go” for which a string quartet joined them on stage which was a lovely touch.

After that, we got back into the swing of things with Coffee and Cigarettes, Don’t Forget it (Punk), Somebody Loves You and Maybe California.

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The set ended with “Sing for your Supper” and hearing fans singing the “oh-woah-woahs” back to the boys was definitely a powerful moment before the lights went up.

The Snuts were gallus last night and they had every right to be. They performed an almost perfect set and left fans wanting more after almost two years without gigs.

Along with Callum Wilson on bass, Jordan MacKay on drums and Joe McGillivary on guitar, The Snuts have come a long way since playing the “toilet circuit” and with shows like the ones they have played at the Barrowlands, they’re set for meteoric heights.