New Yorkers bring a touch of gloom to Worthy Farm
Brand New previewed two new songs at their Glastonbury debut today (June 28).
The New York rockers brought a touch of anguish to the Other Stage, appearing at 2pm (BST).
And they gave the devoted audience two brand new tracks in the shape of ‘Bride’ and ‘Gasoline’, both set for their eagerly-awaited fourth album, due in October.
While the set was intense, frontman Jesse Lacey was clearly feeling the love for the festival. Having driven in from a show at London Forum last night, he told the crowd: “We just got here. I never would’ve guessed it wasn’t Thursday. You look absolutely perfect.
“We don’t do this shit in the US anymore, it’s good to see people having fun. I wouldn’t be caught dead at a festival in the US, you gotta be bored there.”
Later he referenced Lady Gaga‘s notorious Pyramid Stage show, saying: “We asked Lady Gaga if we could borrow her mirror shields and exploding boobs but she said no, so you’re just stuck with us here doing what we do.”
After a climactic ‘Degausser’, Lacey returned to the stage solo and played an acoustic cover of Neutral Milk Hotel favourite ‘Oh Comely’.
Brand New played:
‘You Won’t Know’
‘Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades’
‘Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t’
‘Sowing Season (Yeah)’
‘The Archer’s Bows Are Broken’
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