August 28, 2010 17:24

The Drums drop 'Let's Go Surfing' from their set for Leeds Festival The Drums Tickets

Band play NME/Radio 1 Stage slot on second day of 2010 event

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The Drums played Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 28) in front of a packed-out NME/Radio 1 Stage crowd. To the audience's surprise, they didn't play live staple and twice-released single 'Let's Go Surfing'.

Although they weren't headlining, after playing 'Forever And Ever, Amen' late in the set Jonathan Pierce and co left the stage before their end time. A few minutes later they returned to play 'Down By The Water', with many presuming it would be followed by 'Let's Go Surfing'. However, they then thanked the crowd and left.

Before the show, Adam Kessler and Connor Hanwick from the band told NME that, as this was their first UK show in over a month, and their last before the start of their headlining November tour, there would be a subtle surprise awaiting the crowd. It would seem that dropping 'Let's Go Surfing' from their set was that surprise.

They also said that they've started laying the groundwork for the follow-up to their self-titled debut album.

"We have some ideas kicking around," said guitarist Kessler. "Sonically it's going to be pretty consistent. We're going to write a similar brand of pop songs. We don't want to stray too far from what we did on our first record."

The Drums played:

'It Will All End In Tears'
'Best Friend'
'Submarine'
'I Felt Stupid'
'Book Of Stories'
'Make You Mine'
'Don't Be A Jerk Jonny'
'Me And The Moon'
'I Need Fun In My Life'
'Forever And Ever, Amen'
'Down By The Water'


NME is coming live from both sites at Reading And Leeds Festivals this weekend. Head to NME.COM/festivals for full coverage including news, reviews, videos and picture galleries.

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