Caribou play biggest ever UK date at O2 Academy Brixton

Group warm up for summer of festival dates with triumphant headline performance

Caribou played the biggest UK live date of their career in London last night to a sold out O2 Academy Brixton audience.

Dan Snaith led proceedings from the off, thanking the audience for turning out and saying that he “Never dreamed” that he would get to perform at the south London venue.

Backed by three musicians, drummer Brad Weber plus multi-instrumentalists Ryan Smith and John Schmersal, Caribou’s set consisted mainly of songs from the 2014 album ‘Our Love’ – voted one of NME’s albums of 2014. Starting with the bouyant ‘Our Love’, the group also played ‘Mars’, ‘Back Home’ and ‘Your Love Will Set You Free’ as a vibrant light show lit them all-white dressed band worked their way through the material.

The biggest cheer of the night, however, was saved for ‘Our Love’ album highlight, ‘Can’t Do Without You’ and ‘Odessa’, taken from 2010’s ‘Swim’. The performance came to a close with an extended version of ‘Sun’ from that same album, which became a techno jam that lasted over ten minutes.

Caribou return to Britain this summer for a host of festival dates. They will perform at Parklife in Manchester, Longitude and Latitude as well as headlining Field Day in London’s Victoria Park on June 6.

Caribou played:

‘Our Love’
‘Silver’
‘Mars’
‘Found Out’
‘All I Ever Need’
‘Bowls’
‘Hannibal’
‘Jamelia’
‘Back Home’
‘Odessa’
‘Your Love Will Set You Free’
‘Can’t Do Without You’
‘Sun’