The Orwells last night (February 23) played London’s 100 Club as part of the NME Awards Shows 2014 with Austin, Texas.
Introducing themselves by shouting “The Orwells, from Chicago, Illinois!” the band included three new songs in the set, titled ‘Bathroom Tile Blues’, ‘Gotta Get Down’ and ‘Let It Burn’.
After the show, the five-piece reported that the tracks will appear on their new album, which frontman Mario Cuomo told NME is “mixed, mastered, polished, done”.
He also told NME that the record, due in June, is “fucking dy-no-mite”.
The set also included a cover of The Black Lips’ ‘Not A Problem’ and fan-favourite Orwells tracks like ‘Mallrats’.
The encore saw a version of The Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’, while ‘Halloween All Year’ segued into a short cover of The Foundations’ ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’.
Earlier, Glasgow’s The Amazing Snakeheads swigged Buckfast throughout largely comprising unreleased material.
Towards the end of the set, a female fan leapt on stage and wrapped herself around Cuomo, sharing a lingering kiss with the frontman.
The Orwells’ show was one of the last of a month-long run of NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas.