The Horrors, Tribes and The Joy Formidable all play NME/Radio 1 stage
Two Door Cinema Club brought their new album ‘Beacon’ to the NME/Radio 1 stage at Leeds Festival tonight (August 24).
The Bangor three-piece played tracks from their debut album, 2010’s ‘Tourist History’, as well as debuting three new songs from their forthcoming album ‘Beacon’, which is streaming now on NME.COM.
“The first time we played Leeds in 2010, we never could have imagined we’d be playing to this many people now,” singer Alex Trimble told the crowd. “It really is unbelievable. And it’s all down to you guys for supporting us.”
‘Something Good’ brought in the biggest cheers of the night, with Trimble muttering, “that was unbelievable” before launching into ‘Handshake’ as the crowd chanted “Two Door, Two Door”.
Two Door Cinema Club played:
‘Cigarettes In The Theatre’
‘Do You Want It All?’
‘This Is The Life’
‘Something Good Can Work’
‘Eat That Up’
‘What You Know’
‘Come Back Home’
‘I Can Talk’
Earlier in the day, The Joy Formidable made their only UK festival performance this year with a typically raucous set, playing a host of tracks from their 2011 debut album ‘The Big Roar’ including ‘Cradle’ and fan-favourite ‘Whirring’. They wrapped up their show with new acoustic ballad ‘Silent Treatment’ and ‘The Everchanging Spectrum Of A Lie’.
The Horrors rounded off a summer of festival appearances on the NME/Radio 1 stage, watched by Cats Eyes’ Rachel Zeffira, who recorded an album with frontman Faris Badwan under the guise of Cat’s Eyes. “Thanks to everyone who came to see us last year over on that small stage,” Badwan said pointing towards the Festival Republic stage, before a version of ‘I Can See Through You’. “That gig was one of our best,” he said.
Ending with an ear-piercing version of ‘Moving Further Away’, Badwan thrust his mic into the amp stacks to create an overwhelming screech of feedback.
Earlier in the day, Tribes debuted new track ‘Dancehall’ in the same tent, which frontman Johnny Lloyd confirmed will feature on their second album – which is due out next January. As the four-piece ended their set with ‘We Were Children’, Lloyd ran down the front of the stage slapping fans’ hands before he stood on the front railing and sang into the crowd.
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