Late Of The Pier wrapped up their first major US tour with a prime-time Sunday night set (April 19) at the Coachella Festival, playing to a sizeable crowd in the Sahara tent despite a set time that conflicted with My Bloody Valentine, who were performing on the main stage.
The Nottingham band played several tracks from their debut album ‘Fantasy Black Channel’, getting the crowd dancing and cheering with their unique brand of indie electro music.
“Coachella‘s one of the few festivals we’ll do this year,” frontman Samuel Eastgate told NME.COM before their set. “We’re being quite selective.”
“It’s a really amazing place to finish up,” added drummer Ross Dawson. “It’ll probably be another year before we tour America again.”
Speaking about the things they learned on their US tour, Eastgate said, “There’s a definite mood that people share in America. They seem to be very open minded, and everyone’s been through the same political shift.”
They added that one of the main goals of their US tour was to “coax people into enjoying different styles of music.”
As for surviving the gruelling heat of the desert festival, Eastgate said, “Our record label gave us sunblock so we’ve been doing all right.”
–By our Los Angeles staff.
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