By Sam Hatherley

THIS was the fifteenth gig in BLOXX's 20-date headline tour, yet the group delivered enough energy to have the audience bouncing throughout.

Known simply by their first names, frontwoman Ophelia, guitarist Taz, bassist Paul and drummer Moz brought a glorious setlist of new, old and unreleased songs to Heartbreakers.

Fans were visibly excited for the near future of the band, particularly after hearing Sea Blue, which is set to be released in January.

Lead singer Ophelia shared her recollection with the crowd of the last time BLOXX played in the city, saying: "We played the Joiners a couple of months back to about 40 people, so seeing all your beautiful faces has really made me fall in love with Southampton again."

The upcoming indie stars sprung from the blocks, pardon the pun, after opening the set with their explosive number, Curtains, which featured on their earliest EP.

Most of the fans in the room were able to sing along, and given the length of time that the song has been in BLOXX's arsenal, that was far from surprising.

But it was when they played their newer songs - most in the audience knew every lyric, showing just how closely revellers have been following the prodigious four-piece.

Ophelia was joined by a strong ensemble, made up from members of the sell-out sized spectatorship, when with the lads she delivered new tunes Monday and Lay Down.

Lay Down had been released three days prior to the gig - you can make your own conclusions.

BLOXX proceeded to plough through their setlist and ended the night with two of their most well-known songs.

Gig-goers were visibly dismayed when they were told that the next two would be 'the last songs of the night', but were far happier when they realised the penultimate piece was Your Boyfriend, one of the groups' most listened-to tracks.

The night ended with fan-favourite tune, You, which saw a mild mosh pit, and the band's stage presence hit an ultimate peak, with lead guitarist Taz standing on the bass drum and pulling off an immaculate solo with his guitar behind his head.

But humbleness hit the four friends almost instantly after, and they all hopped behind the merchandise stall for a chat with the many eager fans.

It was a performance to remember for both the band and the lucky ones in the audience.

BLOXX now continue on their tour, which ends in Hastings on November 23.

The setlist from the night was as follows: Curtains, Second Opinion, Lay Down, Coke, Monday, Novocain, Sea Blue, Headspace, Your Boyfriend, You.