The Texan rockers end their set in true rock 'n'roll style...

…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD made a triumphant live return to the UK for last night’s (Thursday, February 7) NME CARLING SHOW at LONDON’s ASTORIA.

The Texan rock band performed a raucous hour-long set and debuted material from their new album ‘Source Tags & Codes’, due for release through Interscope on February 25. There was no encore because, after the final song ‘Teenhood’, the band trashed their instruments and walked off stage.

Earlier in the set, band member Jason Reece trashed his guitar and threw it into the crowd after it failed to work properly. He told the audience: “If something’s broken, you might as well break it more!”

However, miraculously, an almost identical Flying V appeared onstage a couple of songs later, played by Conrad Keely.

…Trail Of Dead performed four songs from new album ‘Source Tags & Codes’ – ‘Another Morning Stoner’, ‘Baudelaire’, ‘Homage’ and ‘Relative Ways’, tipped to be a future single.

Singer/guitarist Conrad Keely also revealed that a film crew was shooting last night’s NME Carling Show and that footage would make it into the band’s video for a future single. “We’re shooting a video tonight and you are the crowd we’ve chosen to be in it,” said Keely.

The full set-list was:

‘Richter Scale’

‘Mark D Chapman’

‘Mistakes and Regrets’



‘Fake Eyes’

‘Another Morning Stoner’


‘Relative Ways’

‘Aged Dolls’


Before …Trail Of Dead, Clinic debuted material from their new album ‘Walking With Thee’. The Liverpool band gave up their traditional surgical outfits in favour of a Pearly Kings look.

Also supporting were US synth-rock band The Faint, who made their UK debut at the Astoria last night (Thursday). Art rock newcomers British Sea Power opened the show.

…Trail Of Dead play additional UK shows tonight (Friday, February 8) at Brighton Pavillion and on Saturday (February 9) at Nottingham Boat Club (9). For tickets ring the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.