With Elliot Minor and Scouting For Girls tour supports firmly under their collective 2008 belt, newly established pop-rockers The Days treated fans to a free gig at a cosy Gander on Wednesday night.

Chantable opener and debut single No Ties followed a warm up set from local indie kids Crystal Arcade.

Days front man Luke Simpkins then went on to announce the jaunty Confessions as well as the band’s eponymous track, before unveiling a host of new material.

Both musically tight and captivating to watch, it seems that The Fray-with-personality and The Feeling-with-bounce are actually proven possibilities – a much more mature and developed set shows just how much this Devon-born foursome have grown in both ability and recognition since their previous Bournemouth appearances.

Crowd participation ensued during fan-favourite Jane, heart-wrenching power ballad Carry Me, and an inimitable take on Usher’s Love In This Club before the evening closed with new single Never Give Up and encore Evil Girls.

Exploiting the venue’s intimacy, the quartet left the stage submerging themselves in an enthusiastic gathering of devout followers.

With an album scheduled for the not-too-distant future, expect to be seeing, hearing and liking much more of these guys very soon.