August 29, 2009 13:07

Noah And The Whale preview new album at Leeds Festival

But folk-rock band omit fan favourite '5 Years Time'

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Noah And The Whale previewed tracks from their forthcoming new album at Leeds Festival today (August 29).

The London folk-rockers played a number of songs from their second effort 'The First Days Of Spring', which is released on Monday (August 31).

Among these were 'Blue Skies' and 'Love Of An Orchestra', which displayed a more electric direction for the usually more acoustic-leaning group.

Playing to a small but enthusiastic early afternoon crowd, the band omitted their biggest festival favourite '5 Years Time' during the performance.

Other tracks from their debut album 'Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down', such as 'Jocasta' and 'Give A Little Love', received a good fan reaction, inspiring formation arm-waving and clapping.

Noah And The Whale played:

'Give A Little Love'
'Blue Skies'
'Love Of An Orchestra'
'Snow Glass'
'Our Window'
'The First Day Of Spring'

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