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Pixies, Metronomy, Warpaint And More Storm Field Day 2014

  • London festival Field Day took place this weekend (June 7-8), spread across two days for the first time in its history. NME were there to witness both days. One highlight: the imperious Warpaint, whose main stage set on Saturday drew heavily on tracks from their knockout recent second album.

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  • It wasn't solely album cuts from Warpaint, though: the LA four-piece also found time in their set to revive one of their earliest tracks, a woozy cover of David Bowie's 'Ashes To Ashes'.

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  • Warpaint posing for NME's snapper onsite, looking typically badass.

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  • Sky Ferreira was also present at the Victoria Park blowout, charging through tracks from her long-delayed debut album, 'Night Time, My Time'. Confusingly, however, she played in the day time.

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  • We caught up with west London young gun Only Real while on our Field Day travels.

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  • The awesome Only Real in action.

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  • Dev Hynes was in attendance in his Blood Orange guise, looking moody and marvellous.

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  • Aussie grunge racounteur Courtney Barnett doing her thang.

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  • Barnett had been in town recently to play solo shows, but this time came armed with a band for an amped-up run through of tracks from her upcoming debut album. Get your skates on and release it already, won't you Courtney?

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  • Looks like someone's getting in the mood for the World Cup... Courtney Barnett has a backstage kickabout between bands.

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  • Punters enjoying the sun and sounds (if not the £5 a pint cost of beer).

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  • Just as well the sun was out actually - a mud bath would have been a fashion disaster waiting to happen for the snazzily-attired Metronomy.

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  • Metronomy's headline show on the Saturday night was their first ever festival headline billing. Welcome to the big leagues, guys.

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  • Courtney Barnett wasn't the only Aussie at Field Day - here's Perth's mighty Pond in mid-flow.

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  • Drenge might sound on record like a menancing pair of malevolent racketmakers, but look! They're really just an cuddling pair of luvvies really, bless 'em.

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  • Drenge bringing the noise on Sunday.

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  • Such was the heat on Sunday, Drenge had their legs out. Nice pins, Eoin.

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  • Talking Heads-ish Londoners Theme Park enjoying a little chillin', a little 'illin'.

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  • Childhood were another band to impress on Sunday, and not just with their dazzling unbuttoned retro shirts.

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  • It all got a little out of control for Childhood onstage.

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  • ...but don't worry, they survived to tell the tale.

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  • Temples were in stellar form, as expected from the Kettering crew.

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  • Temples entertain the sun-kissed crowds on the main stage.

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  • As if Temples weren't enough of a mindbending, psychedelic trip, the Horrors were next up, playing tracks from their new album, 'Luminous'.

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  • On hand to close the festival were the Pixies, who opened with 'Wave of Mutilation' and hardly let up the pace from there, storming straight into 'Debaser'.

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  • Pixies' career-spanning, 27-song set finished with - what else? - 'Where Is My Mind' and the London crowds departed Victoria Park, already looking ahead to next year. Only 363 days to go...

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