OPM dived into their 16 year catalogue to play fun, catchy, alternative pop songs to a very excited audience. They opened their set with the totally chill but totally danceable Runaway, a reggae rock tune from their 2008 LP, Golden State of Mind. Although, the band have been going for so long, with very little change in their line up, they played all their songs with excitement and energy. This was completely reciprocated by the audience.
This involvement carried on throughout the night. Big B joined the California trio for all the OPM songs they recorded together and support act Ceekay Jones got back on stage to sing backup vocals with them. The biggest surprise was when OPM frontman Jonny Necro invited a Scottish trumpeter, who at the time just seemed like a spectator, on-stage to play Dealerman with them.
Another impressive aspect of the band is the amount of diversity their setlist had. While they had a selection of great alternative rock songs such as a rocked up version of 2000's Brighter Side, they also had their rap pop bangers from their rather boldly named new EP, 'The Minge Dynasty'. The biggest reception was received when they blasted stoner hip hop beats such as, fan favourites, El Capitan and, their much requested encore, Stash Up.
Of course, the best moment of the set had to be Heaven is a Halfpipe. The only person in Bannerman's who wasn't singing along was the undercover trumpeter who uncased his instrument in the middle of the audience (alright, settle down) to join in with the band's biggest hit.
A thoroughly enjoyable night from the hugely underrated Californian outfit, OPM.