“It would be amazing to do something with Odd Future,” said frontman Lee Newell. “They have got an insane live set up and they definitely come from the same place as us. We played with them at South By Southwest and it was terrifying, they were amazing.”
The five-piece are due to make their Great Escape debut at Horatios at the end of the Brighton Pier later tonight (May 13). “We just spoke to someone who said they saw The Happy Mondays a couple of years ago and they told us the whole room was so packed and intense that the floorboards were bending,” Newell said.
“So hopefully we can do that and bring down the second pier in Brighton,” added bassist Josh Ward.
The band also spoke of their excitement about supporting another Manchester legend – Morrissey – who the five-piece are playing under on his forthcoming tour. “He literally just asked us to come on tour with him because he’s a fan,” Newell said. “I was like, ‘Oh yeah I think we do [want to], yeah’. We can’t wait, he’s unbelievable live and he’s going to be playing a greatest hits set too.”
Later they performed a raucous set at Horatios.
‘High Street Low Lives’
‘Shoot Like Lightning’
‘Fly By Nights’
‘Darling Buds Of May’
‘New Years Day’