The cheeky chanteuse introduces Texas to 'Alright Still'
Lily Allen put her attitude on full display at NME‘s South by Southwest showcase at Stubb’s Barbeque in Austin, Texas, tonight (March 14).
Although the singer’s debut album ‘Alright, Still’ only hit American shores two months ago, she proved to be a tremendous draw in the Texan capitol.
After a brief musical intro from her band – including a three-piece horn section – Allen made a dramatic entrance at the NME showcase, sucking on a cigarette and a beer.
“I’m Lily Allen, and this is my band, The Lilettes,” she told the packed outdoor venue.
“It’s the first time we’ve played anywhere like Texas,” she added in a pseudo-Texan drawl, before launching into a series of tunes from the album, including ‘Alfie’ and ‘LDN’.
She then moved onto her UK Number One single ‘Smile’, admitting she’s tired of it having playing the track so much.
“I’m so sick of this song,” declared Allen, “but I’ll play it for you, Austin!”
Stay tuned to NME.COM for more coverage of this year’s SXSW direct from Austin.