February 14, 2002 12:40
It's a multimedia extravaganza as the chart-toppers premiere forthcoming album 'Handcream For A Generation'...
took over LONDON's SCALA venue last night (February 13) at their first UK gig in four years.
The band eschewed the normal support act for a series of DJs, including Richie Deeney from The Toes and The Loop Professor playing in front of projections of their favourite movies, which included 'Dark Star' and 'The Party'.
The chart-topping stars, watched by members of Super Furry Animals, The Bluetones and Dodgy, then played an hour-long set, including material from their forthcoming album 'Handcream For A Generation', due for release on April 1 through Wiiija. As well as new single 'Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III', the band also premiered 'Heavy Soup', 'Staging The Plaguing Of the Raised Platform' and the 14-minute epic 'Spectral Mornings', although Noel Gallagher, who plays on the album, did not show up to reprise his role.
Cornershop also played a host of old favourites, including the Number One single 'Brimful Of Asha' and their Punjabi version of Beatles' 'Norwegian Wood'.
The full set was:
'6am Jullander Shere'
'Staging The Plaguing Of The Raised Platform'
'We're In Yer Corner'
'Butter The Soul'
'Sleep On The Left Side'
'Brimful Of Asha'
'Lessons Learned From Rocky I To Rocky III'
The band plan a full UK tour following the album's release.