Happy Mondays preview new tracks at Coachella

And an NME.COM correspondent fills in for Bez

Happy Mondays preview new tracks at Coachella
Happy Mondays got the crowd dancing despite a few technical glitches during their set as the final night (April 29) of Coachella Festival drew to a close.

The baggy legends gave festival-goers a taste of their first new material in 15 years, playing 'In The Blood', 'Deviants', 'Jelly Bean' and 'Angels 'N Whores' from their forthcoming album.

Looking casual in a white t-shirt and denim shorts, frontman Shaun Ryder appeared frustrated during the first few songs because of technical problems the band were experiencing.

"That doesn't fucking deserve a clap, that one," he declared after the crowd applauded loudly for 'Kinky Afro'. "I think I'll have to stand up here and tell jokes for half an hour."

The problems were quickly resolved, and the band was back on track, running through old favourites and new material.

With regular dance Bez absent due to visa issues, Dan Martin the man behind NME.COM's Too Much Information video blog filled in.

Our man danced on stage during the classic tune 'Step On', receiving loud whoops and cheers from the audience. Be sure to check his blog for his unique view of the band's set.

Also joining the Happy Mondays was Los Angeles rapper Mickey Avalon who shared vocal duties with Ryder on the new track 'Deviants'.

"This guy is a real pro," explained Ryder when he introducing his guest. Singer Julie Gordon also guested with the band, delivering powerful vocals on several tracks as well, most notably 'Hallelujah'.

Happy Mondays ended their Coachella performance on a high note with the rousing '24 Hour Party People'.

"It was fucking awful at the beginning," Ryder told NME.COM after the set, "but we finally got it right after five songs."

The band played:

'Loose Fit'
'Kinky Afro'
'Rev Black Grape'
'In The Blood'
'Jelly Bean'
'Step On'
'Angels 'N Whores'
'24 Hour Party People'

For more straight from Coachella site check out our special festival blog now.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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