Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play Camden Crawl

The trio lead the way at London bash

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played a headlining set tonight (April 19) at the first of their two Camden Crawl gigs.

Leading the way at the Underworld venue, the band who headlined the Astoria the night before, squeezed into the tiny basement room for the Fallout Records-hosted bash.

Coming onstage to chants of “Rebel, rebel”, the band tore into a relentless, hard driving set that mixed live favourites with their forthcoming fourth album ‘Baby 81’.

With the likes of ’Whatever Happened To My Rock N Roll (Punk Song)’ and ’Stop’ triggering a frenzy in the crowd, the band inspired wave upon wave of crowd surfers at the sweaty venue.

Having played new song ’Took Out A Loan’ from practically the front row – almost having his bass accidentally kicked out of his hands by a stray foot belonging to an enthusiastic surfer – singer Robert Levon Been praised the audience’s energy.

“You guys are the greatest fuckers, God bless you and maybe see you tomorrow,” he declared, referencing the band’s second appearance tomorrow (April 20).

Earlier The Cooper Temple Clause had been due to play ahead of the headliners, but blaming the old classic of “unforeseen circumstances” the band pulled their appearance and were replaced by DJs.

For more on tonight’s action check out our blog filed straight from the event.

Meanwhile NME.COM will be back in Camden tomorrow (April 20) for the second day of this year’s bash, so stay tuned for more.