Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner unveils two new songs at Mencap gig

He also joins Richard Hawley onstage to cover his own song 'Only Ones Who Know'

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Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner played a surprise set tonight (November 19) at the Mencap Little Noise Sessions.

Taking place at Islington Union Chapel the Arctic Monkeys man performed a seven-song set which featured two new songs - 'Joining The Dots' and an untitled track.

Turner's set also included the Arctic Monkeys tracks 'Fluorescent Adolescent', 'Secret Door' and current single 'Cornerstone'. He also performed two covers - The Ink Spots' 'I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire' and 'Only You Know', which appeared on Dion's 1975 album 'Born To Be With You', and was co-written by the album's producer Phil Spector.

Accompanied by a keyboardist, Turner was also joined on stage by his bandmate Jamie Cook who played guitar on 'Secret Door' and 'Cornerstone'.

Alex Turner played:

'I Don't Want To Set The The World On Fire'
'Joining The Dots'
'Flourescent Adolescent'
'Only You Know'
'Secret Door'
'Cornerstone'
'Untitled New Song'


Headlining the event was Richard Hawley whose set featured the songs a cover of Elvis Presley's 'Crawfish' and 'Hushabye Mountain' from the 1968 film 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.

Later in the set Hawley then brought back on Alex Turner introducing him as "the lizard of lounge", before the pair played the Arctic Monkeys song 'Only Ones Who Know'.

Richard Hawley played:

'Born Under A Bad Sign'
'Ashes On The Fire'
'Lady Solitude'
'For Your Lover, Give Some Time'
'Serious'
'I'm On Nights'
'Only Ones Who Know'
'Crawfish'
'Hushabye Mountain'
'Run To Me'
'Open Up The Door'


The Mencap Little Noise Sessions gigs continue tomorrow night (November 20) with Lostprophets taking on the headline slot.

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