WELL on their way to achieving household-name status, Sunday night saw Elliot Minor bring their unique blend of pop punk and classical training to newly re-opened venue “V” less than year after gracing the very same building.

Support came courtesy of Canada-based ‘The Mission District’ whose jaunty Metro Station-esque morsels of electro pop warmed onlookers.

Assuming centre stage shortly after, Yorkshire’s very own Minor boys emerged from the converted church’s rear balcony before launching into second single ‘Jessica’ and an extended version of ‘Running Away’.

It was a case of in with both the old and the new as the York-born fivesome worked their way through last year’s eponymous debut CD with ‘Time After Time’, ‘The Broken Minor’ and crowd favourite ‘Parallel Words’ while interspersing material from their imminent new album.

New tracks included ‘The Courtroom’, the haunting ‘I Believe’ and forthcoming single ‘Solaris’ whose release has been postponed due to the band’s bold shift from industry majors ‘Warner Bros’ to self-run indie label ‘Repossession Records’.

While not the most visual of spectacles, the northern quintet had an arguable aural charm exhibiting tight vocal harmonies throughout as well as an Eddie Van Halen-style interlude leading into famed track 'The White One Is Evil'.

Proving their ability to captivate at all levels, co-frontmen Ed Minton and Alex Davies offered a stripped-down acoustic rendition of 'Last Call To New York' evoking evident audience participation, while Top 20 hit 'Still Figuring Out' brought proceedings to a close.