Jack Penate previews second album at Leeds Festival

Indie star provokes singalongs with his hits at NME/Radio 1 Stage

Jack Penate played three new songs set for the follow-up to ‘Matinee’ during his set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 23).

The singer and guitarist performed the new songs alongside the highlights from his 2007 debut LP in the tent.

Among the new tracks, ‘Another Step’ was a jaunty, piano-led song, while ‘Tonight Today’ featured Penate putting down his guitar to dance energetically around the stage.


Following his dance, he told the crowd: “I could move my hips, I felt like Shakira!”

The best-received tracks included ‘Spit At Stars’, ‘Torn On The Platform’ and ‘Second, Minute Or Hour’.

Before the closing new song ‘Let’s All Die’, Penate explained: “This is about the realisation we’re all gonna be eaten by the worms, so you’ve got to live as much as you can, ’cause it’ll all be gone soon.”

Jack Penate played:

‘Have I Been A Fool’

‘Give Yourself Away’


‘Spit At Stars’

‘Another Step’

‘Learning Lines’

‘Torn On The Platform’

‘Tonight Today’

‘Second, Minute Or Hour’

‘Let’s All Die’

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