No Smart casual show is really complete without an appearance from their welsh mates Who Saves The Hero? (6.8). WSTH have a clear love for pop-punk that goes beyond mere nostalgia and a friendship in Smart Casual that has resulted in loads of in-jokes and on stage banter. Musically they are everything you'd expect from a welsh pop punk band, including the slightly American sounding vocals. They did a flawless cover of Sum 41's 'Fat lip' and let Smart Casual's Colin join them for a cover of his favourite song, Blink 182's 'Dammit'.
Kineton newcomers Matchboy (6.8) made a welcome change of pace from pop punk with their own more graceful take on rock. Giving off a bit of a 90's vibe and covering both Lower than Atlantis and Foo Fighters. I was impressed by their musical ability and how good they sounded despite being such young lads and having played for such a short amount of time as Matchboy.
I don't really like Pop-Punk but I do love Smart Casual (7.6). So it was with sadness that I learned that the band's singer Colin was to leave the band. I'm happy that the band have hinted at plans to continue, but before that rather than just boot Colin out, they decided to give him a proper send off.