Dirty Pretty Things premiere new songs in London

Enter Shikari also cause chaos at intimate club show

Dirty Pretty Things debuted two new tracks for an intimate club show in London tonight (July 23).

The four-piece played a short acoustic set for a small crowd at the Cuckoo Club minus drummer Gary Powell.

During the performance the band road tested new track ‘Come Closer’ and ‘Plastic Hearts’ for a show which was filmed for a future screening on Alan McGee‘s Rock World TV.

Following a technical hitch, the four-piece had to play ‘Come Closer’ twice. Singer Carl Barat, who was dressed in a black trilby hat and red hoodie, joked: “I think the sound engineer fucked up with that so we’re going to have do it again.”

Speaking after their set Barat told NME.COM: “Obviously being managed by Alan McGee a gig like this is going to get slung our way so we were more than happy to do it. To be honest it’s just a pleasure to get out there and play some new songs again even though they’re pretty much cobbled together at this stage.”

Guitarist Anthony Rossomando added: “It was great to play them acoustically as well because we’ve never done that before. It was really sparse.”

Later Enter Shikari put in a chaotic performance which saw various members of the band jumping into the mosh pit.

The four-piece played a six song set which mainly comprised of tracks from their debut album ‘Take To The Skies’, including ‘OK Time For Plan B’, ‘Sorry You’re Not A Winner’ and b-side ‘Keep It On Ice’.

Singer Roughton “Rou” Reynolds, who was wearing a baseball cap underneath a grey hoodie, invited various members of the audience to sing into the mic, mounted various chairs before he eventually jumped on a fan’s shoulders.

The singer also made the crowd form a human pyramid before the end of their riotous performance.

Signing off Reynolds added: “This is definitely the weirdest gig we’ve ever played but thank you. We’ve been Enter Shikari.”

Further performances came from Milburn, Glass Vegas and Hatcham Social.

For more more details on how to watch the gig go to [url=http://www.rockworld.tv/813.html]www.rockworld.tv.