July 12, 2009 18:34

TV On The Radio play to half-empty tent at T In The Park

Band put on powerful performance despite dwindling crowd

TV On The Radio play to half-empty tent at T In The Park
TV On The Radio played to a half-empty tent at T In The Park today (July 12).

Despite coming on after Pete Doherty, who had packed the King Tut's Wah Wah Tent out before them, the US band started their set with much of the canvas unoccupied.

The band also suffered sound problems initially, as frontman Tunde Adebimpe's microphone didn't work during opening song 'Love Dog'.

However, despite the setbacks, the Brooklyn five-piece, joined by saxophonist Martin Perna, managed to play a blistering set that went down well with those fans who did turn up.

Early song 'Golden Age', with its pumping drum and sax parts, got the audience moving, while a rendition of debut single 'Young Liars' also went down well with the throng.

A funked-up 'Red Dress' also won the audience over, not least thanks to Adebimpe, who moved away from his keyboard throughout the song, dancing across the entire stage.

The band said little during their performance, though Adebimpe did hail the audience after 'Red Dress', commenting "Thank you tons and tons and tons!"

Guitarist Dave Sitek stood motionless for the duration of the gig, preferring to play in the shadows of Adebimpe and backing singer Kyp Malone.

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TV On The Radio played:

'Love Dog'
'The Wrong Way'
'Golden Age'
'Blues From Down Here'
'Wolf Like Me'
'Young Liars'
'Red Dress'
'Shout Me Out'
'DLZ'
'Staring At The Sun'

NME.COM is coming live from T In The Park this weekend (July 10-12). Stay tuned for the latest news, photo galleries and video interviews.

Plus, make sure you get next week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands from July 15, for the ultimate T In The Park 2009 review.

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