With a new album, growing fan base and a cancelled December show behind them, the sense of anticipation for Rubylux at Concorde 2 on Friday delved far beyond punters wanting their money back.

The band trod the fine line between delayed disappointment and an exhilarating sense of comeback. Luckily, the latter shone through in abundance.

Feeling somewhere between a gig by Jimi Hendrix and The Killers, Rubylux offered tracks such as When The World Goes Quiet, with abrupt changes of gear throughout, and I Don’t Want Paradise, with its stop-start guitar style showing influence from a whole range of bands.

Having the nerve to join your own crowd on the floor and play guitar above your head is a risk few artists would take, let alone pull off. Yet lead singer and guitarist Rob Irving’s delightful manoeuvre in doing so was one of the highlights of the gig.

Rubylux might not want paradise but on this evidence they will have a tough time keeping their fans away from it.