Plus Frank Turner, Hurts and Yeasayer also play
Bombay Bicycle Club showcased new material at the their T In The Park set last night (July 11).
The London band played the likes of ‘Evening/Morning’ and ‘What If?’ as well as a new track called ‘Bad Timing’.
Meanwhile, folk punk singer Frank Turner played the second set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage, following an opening set from blues songstress Delta Maid. The band opened with ‘Reasons Not To Be An Idiot’, after which Turner toasted the crowd with his “only can of Tennent’s Lager this year”, which the wind promptly blew over. He then dedicated ‘Long Live The Queen’ to a friend who had passed away.
Hurts played a mid-afternoon set on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Futures Tent. The former NME Radar tour band performed the likes of ‘Wonderful Life’ and ‘Sunday’ which saw them backed by a suited operatic singer who had remained enigmatically silent through much of the set.
Yeasayer played later on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Futures Stage, with a flashy stage show that included glowing colour podiums for the band’s synthesizers, and inlcuded a rearranged version of ‘Rome’ from their latest album, ‘Odd Blood’.
Meanwhile, Darwin Deez got the crowd moving with his trademark choreographed dance routines at his lunchtime set at the King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent.
Coming onstage to the Buckwheat Boyz‘ cult track ‘Peanut Butter Jelly Time’, Deez and his band opened with ‘Up In The Clouds’, changing the chorus to “we could be T In The Park“. ‘Constellations’, ‘DNA’ and ‘Bad Day’ all followed, Deez urging the crowd on, declaring: “come on Scotland, this shit only happens once a year”.
Closing with ‘Radar Detector’, Deez urged the crowd to “go buy our T-shirts and our snake oils”.
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