May 20, 2013 11:58

The Postal Service play first London show in 10 years

The newly-reformed band cover a Beat Happening song

The Postal Service play first London show in 10 years

Photo: Autumn De Wilde/Press

The Postal Service played their first London show in ten years last night (May 19).

The newly reformed duo, consisting of Benjamin Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello, were joined on stage by Jenny Lewis, as well as Laura Burhenn of Bright Eyes, at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

Supported by Liverpool band Stealing Sheep, The Postal Service played in full their 2003 debut album ‘Give Up’, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. They also played their two new tracks titled 'A Tattered Line of String' and 'Turn Around', which appear on the 'Give Up' re-release which came out last month, in addition to a cover of the Beat Happening song 'Our Secret'.

'Give Up' was the band's only album. A collaborative effort between Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Jimmy Tamborello of DNTEL, the pair barely toured their album upon its release but have seen the songs develop a cult status since they called time on the project.

The band will play one more London show (May 20) before their performance at Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival (May 23).

The Postal Service played:

'The District Sleeps Alone Tonight'
'We Will Become Silhouettes'
'Sleeping In'
'Turn Around'
'Nothing Better'
'Recycled Air'
'Be Still My Heart' ?
'Clark Gable'
'Our Secret' ?(Beat Happening cover)
'This Place Is a Prison'
'?There's Never Enough Time'
'A Tattered Line of String'
'Such Great Heights'
'?Natural Anthem'
'(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan' ?(Dntel cover)
'Brand New Colony'


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