And Flea speaks to NME.COM backstage...

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS new album sounds like “Bulgarian pygmies crossed with Transylvanian choir groups”, bassist FLEA told NME.COM at last night’s V FESTIVAL.

The group, who played the event in Stafford last night (August 16), added a splash of Clash to their headlining performance.

Before a triumphant set, the band took time out to speak to NME.COM.


Flea said: “We’re ready to rock… I love the new songs. (They) sound like Bulgarian pygmies if you crossed them with Transylvanian choir groups. It pretty much sounds like that.”

Last night the Chilis played hits from the albums ‘By The Way’, Californication’ and ‘BloodSugarSexMagik’. They also merged the opening bars of Clash‘s ‘London Calling’ with the crowd-pleasing ‘Right On Time’.

The set list was:

‘By The Way’

‘Scar Tissue’

‘Around The World’


‘Universally Speaking’

‘Suck My Kiss’

‘Parallel Universe’

‘Zephyr Song’

‘Throw Away Your Television’


‘If You Have To Ask’

‘Don’t Forget Me’

‘Right On Time’

‘Soul To Squeeze’

‘Can’t Stop’

‘Venice Queen’

‘Give It Away’

‘Under The Bridge’