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Canadian rockers appreciate the small but sleepy crowd

Canadian five-piece Black Mountain brought their psychedelic stoner-rock to Glastonbury festival today (June 29).

Taking to the stage at 1.10pm (BST) on Glastonbury‘s Other Stage, although playing the early afternoon slot, the band managed to pull a small-but-keen sleepy mellowed-out crowd.

Starting on ‘Stormy High’, which saw singer Amber Webber howling and shaking her maracas along to fellow frontman Stephen McBean‘s bluesy riffs, while the rest of the band gathered round nodding their heads in time, the quintet started as they meant to go on.

McBean and Webber then shared vocals for second track ‘We Could Be Together’.

With the track finished drummer Josh Wells said after spotting a Canadian flag in the audience: “Hey, thanks a lot for coming – I know it’s only one o’clock and we really appreciate it.”

Staying pretty stationary throughout the set, apart from nodding their heads in time to their solid epic rock outs, the band let the music do the talking with tracks including ‘Stay Free’.

It wasn’t all rock-outs for the band’s debut Glastonbury show though – and the group took the mood down to mellow with lead singer guy bringing out an acoustic guitar for ‘Stay Free’.

Towards end of set drummer Wells said: “This is our last song – I just want to say thanks for coming down especially to all you hardcore tenters.”

The band then launched into ‘Bright Lights’ which saw the now fully awake crowd go mad.

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