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The Strokes play only fourth show of 2014 at Los Angeles festival

The band played a 17-song greatest hits set at FYF

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The Strokes performed only their fourth show of 2014, as they played Los Angeles' FYF Festival on Sunday (August 24).

The five-piece were welcomed to the LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park by the largest crowd of the weekend at the event, which also featured appearances from bands including Phoenix, Interpol and Haim.

The Strokes' set came in a weekend where both frontman Julian Casablancas and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr had also played solo shows at the Californian festival, now in its 11th year.

Photos: The Strokes play LA's FYF - in pictures

The New York band tackled an ambitious 17-song set, featuring material spread across their five albums. It was a performance that displayed the familiar characteristics that have defined their live shows since the release of debut album 'Is This It' in 2001 – black leather jackets, unkempt hair and minimal interaction between both band members and the audience.

Casablancas kept his conversations with the crowd to a minimum.

"How was your weekend, guys?" he asked at one point, adding, “Just play, I don’t want to talk!” before ploughing into 'One Way Trigger' from 2013's 'Comedown Machine' track. Before a raucous rendition of '12:51' from the band's second record, 'Room On Fire', Casablancas admitted to feeling awkward when speaking to the audience. “These are my thoughts,” he said, "They’re all I’ve got.”

After 'Last Nite', they capped their set with a brief exit, before returning to perform a loose and powerful version of 'New York City Cops' from The Strokes' hugely influential debut.

As the band left the stage, the rapturous audience were left chanting "just one more".

So far this year, the band had performed at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and the Governor's Ball festival in New York in June (pictured above), along with a show at the The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The Strokes played:
‘Barely Legal’
‘Welcome To Japan’
‘Automatic Stop’
‘Machu Picchu’
‘Killing Lies’
‘One Way Trigger’
‘Under Control’
‘Heart In A Cage’
‘Hard To Explain’
‘The End Has No End’
‘You Only Live Once’
‘Last Nite’
‘New York City Cops’

Photos: See the photos of The Strokes at the Governor's Ball festival in June

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