The Zutons play new album at ShockWaves NME Awards show

Fans in London get a taste of what's to come

The Zutons marked their return to the UK by previewing six new tracks from their forthcoming album last night (February 14) as the ShockWaves NME Awards Shows 2006 continued in London.

The scouse five-piece, who recently returned from a video shoot in Cuba, played a 70-minute sold-out show at KOKO made up of hits from their debut album ‘Who Killed The Zutons’ and tracks from their second record ‘Tired Of Hangin’ Around’.

Speaking before the gig, singer Dave McCabe told NME.COM: “It’s good to be back because it feels like we’ve been away for a little bit. I am a bit nervous. It’s going be weird playing the new songs because until the album’s out I don’t think they’ll have the full effect. We’re going to play a lot of old stuff and throw some new ones in there as well.”

The band kicked off the set with ‘Zuton Fever’ before giving the audience a taster of new songs ‘It’s The Little Things We Do’, title track ‘Tired Of Hangin’ Around’, ‘Hello Conscience’, ‘Oh Stacey Look What You’ve Done’, forthcoming single ‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?’ and the already popular ‘Valerie’.

Throughout the show McCabe and saxophonist Abi Harding wished the fans a happy Valentines Day and drew massive cheers when they performed hit singles ‘Confusion’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Don’t Ever Think Too Much’ and ‘You Will You Won’t’.

The show was the band’s first before they embark on a UK tour in the spring.

‘Tired Of Hangin’ Around’ is released on April 17 and the first single from the record ‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love’ hits record stores on April 3.

They played:

‘Zuton Fever’

‘It’s The Little Things We Do’

‘Dirty Dancehall’

‘Pressure Point’

‘Confusion’

‘Tired Of Hangin’ Around’

‘Hello Conscience’

‘Havana Gang Brawl’

‘Remember Me’

‘Oh Stacey Look What You’ve Done’

‘Railroad’

‘Don’t Ever Think (Too Much)’

‘Valerie’

‘Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?’

‘You Will You Won’t’

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