Death Grips play FYF Fest gig following string of cancelled shows

Band performed live in Los Angeles on Saturday night (August 24)

Death Grips have appeared on stage for the first time since their infamous no-show at Lollapalooza earlier in the month.

The hip-hop group made their live return on Saturday (August 24) – three weeks after fans trashed the band’s equipment after they failed to appear on stage in Chicago. While Death Grips subsequently cancelled several other US gigs, it has since been claimed their no-show was actually a stunt.

Consequence of Sound reports that Death Grips performed with drummer Zach Hill, who has missed recent gigs with the group while he works on a film soundtrack. According to the US website, the band made no comment about their recent cancellations. The setlist was comprised of tracks from their two albums, ‘The Money Store’ and ‘No Love, Deep Web’, with ‘I’ve Seen Footage’, ‘Hacker’, and ‘Lock Your Doors’ serving as the finale.

Death Grips have also recently unveiled new song called ‘Birds’, available as a free download on their Facebook page.

Last year, they became embroiled in a public spat with their former label Epic Records after they self-leaked their album ‘No Love, Deep Web’ online before its release. The group were eventually dropped in November 2012.

In July they announced that they have set up their own record label, Thirdworlds, and confirmed that they will release the album’s follow-up in 2014.