Peter Bjorn and John follow Hollywood Bowl gigs with intimate performance

Swedish trio make the rounds in Los Angeles

Following sold-out shows supporting Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl the past two nights, Peter, Bjorn and John performed a stripped-down set for Fuel TV‘s music show ‘The Daily Habit’ in Los Angeles today (August 18).

The Swedish trio got creative during their set, playing remixed, reimagined versions of tracks from their new album ‘Living Thing’.

Starting off with ‘It Don’t Move Me’, the band gave it a stripped-down treatment with synthesizers and an acoustic guitar. They then segued into ‘Nothing To Worry About’, on which singer Peter Moren played the harmonica. In between songs, Bjorn Yttling played strains of the theme from ‘Star Wars’ on guitar and keyboards.

The band concluded their set, which will air on Fuel TV on September 3, with a rousing version of the album’s title track ‘Living Thing’.

After their performance, the band told NME.COM that they are working on a remix for their tourmates Depeche Mode.

“We just finished the remix of ‘Fragile Tension’,” Yttling said. The band agreed that it’s been a surreal experience touring with the electronic pioneers they were fans of while growing up. “It’s weird seeing the faces in real life that we only saw in posters,” he said. “But it’s more fun than weird.”

Peter, Bjorn and John will return to the US for several headlining dates following their upcoming tour of the UK and Europe, after which they plan to head back into the recording studio.

“We’ll start working on songs for our next album in September,” Moren revealed.

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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