Beady Eye launched their second album ‘BE’ with an intimate record store show in London yesterday (June 10).
Liam Gallagher‘s band performed at the Rough Trade East store in front of around 150 lucky fans who had queued for wristbands, playing highlights from the Dave Sitek-produced record, as well as a cover of The Beatles’ ‘Cry Baby Cry’.
Dressed all in black and wearing sunglasses that covered most of his face, Gallagher cut an understated figure during the acoustic performance, bolstered occasionally by pre-recorded backing tracks from Sitek. As the band started the 45-minute set just after 7pm, he said simply: “This is tiny, innit?” At the end he thanked fans for buying the record: “Nice one for coming and if you bought the record… nice one.”
Beady Eye played:
‘Second Bite Of The Apple’
‘Soon Come Tomorrow’
‘I’m Just Saying’
‘Don’t Brother Me’
‘Cry Baby Cry’
‘Shine A Light’
‘Flick Of The Finger’
It’s a big week for the east London record store, as tonight (June 11) sees Queens Of The Stone Age play an instore of their own, to promote their Number Two album ‘…Like Clockwork’ ahead of their performance at Download this weekend.
Next up, Beady Eye will play Manchester Ritz on June 19 before heading to London for a show at Camden Centre on June 20. The short stint will come to a close in Glasgow at the ABC on June 22. The band have also lined up summer festival slots at V Festival, Benicassim and T In The Park.