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The Rascals make last-minute dash for sick Santogold

Miles Kane and co. unexpectedly play two shows at The Great Escape

The Rascals Pic: Tom Oxley
The Rascals played a surprise extra show at The Great Escape festival last night (May 17) in Brighton.

The Wirral trio filled in for Santogold whose scheduled early evening set at the seafront Digital venue was cancelled due the singer suffering from a sore throat.

Instead Miles Kane, Joe Edwards and Greg Mighall took her place, playing to a packed venue at 8:45pm (BST).

"This is a quick unannounced gig, so let's have it!" Kane told the crowd as the band opened their set with 'The Ratcatcher'.

Half-way through the show a member of the crowd requested that they play 'YMCA'. However, it was Kane who had the last laugh. "Did you see us do that on the pier today?" he asked, referring to an NME photo shoot earlier in the day. "We sung that for a joke!"

The Rascals wrapped up their first show of the night with 'Is It Too Late', promising to play a longer set at their Club NME show at the Barfly later on.

The Rascals played the following songs at Digital:

'The Ratcatcher'
'Does Your Husband Know That You're On The Run'
'Bond Girl'
'Out Of Dreams'
'The Freakbeat Phantom'
'People Watching'
'Stockings For Suits'
'I'll Give You Sympathy'
'Is It Too Late'


The Rascals later took to the stage at the Barfly at 12:30am (BST), playing to a packed Club NME crowd.

Expanding their inital set to include single 'Suspicious Wit', the band performed a loud, celebratory show, thrilling the after-hours crowd intent on enjoying the last moments of the festival.

"Good gig before, but this is top!" declared Kane before Crystal Castles provided the climax to three days of late-night shows at Club NME.

The Rascals played the following songs at Barfly:

'The Ratcatcher'
'Does Your Husband Know You're On The Run'
'Bond Girl'
'Out Of Dreams'
'The Freakbeat Phantom'
'Suspicious Wit'
'People Watching'
'Stockings For Suits'
'I'll Give You Sympathy'
'Is It Too Late'

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