Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner joined Mini Mansions on stage in London last night, performing ‘Vertigo’ with the band at Hackney venue Oslo.
‘Vertigo’ appears on Mini Mansions’ second album, ‘The Great Pretenders’, which was released earlier this year. Turner also joined the band when they played at The Lexington in London in January.
Mini Mansions were in the UK following a performance at Glastonbury at the weekend. Dressed in a white T-shirt, Turner came out to perform his verse on the single and dropped his microphone after finishing in a scene reminiscent of his infamous Brit Awards speech of 2014.
Other famous faces in attendance at the gig included Jamie T, Miles Kane and football player Joey Barton.
The LA band were performing at Hackney venue Oslo when the Arctic Monkeys singer joined them on stage, unannounced, midway through the song. Turner grabbed a microphone from the back of the stage to sing his verse, leaning over the crowd with one arm raised.
After his verse was done, he stretched his arms out and dropped the mic to the floor before leaving the stage. “Give it up for Mr Turner,” drummer/singer Michael Shuman said afterwards.
At Oslo, the band started their set with ‘Death Is A Girl’, from their second album ‘The Great Pretenders’, before playing a cover of Sparks’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and other tracks from their most recent record including ‘Creeps’ and ‘Double Vision’.
“This is amazing for us,” said Shuman after a cover of Blondie’s ‘Heart Of Glass’. “Thank you so much for coming out. We’ve been supporting some amazing bands recently, but there’s nothing like London and playing in front of you people.”
After ‘Vertigo’, Shuman thanked the crowd again, saying “that’s it, thanks so much for coming out.” He, keyboardist/singer Tyler Parkford and bassist Zachary Dawes then finished the set, which was watched by Miles Kane, Turner’s Arctic Monkeys band mate Nick O’Malley, Jamie T and footballer Joey Barton, with ‘Freakout!’
Mini Mansions played:
‘Death Is A Girl’
‘Honey, I’m Home’
‘Heart Of Glass’
‘Heart Of Stone’
Alex Turner and Miles Kane were among the star-studded attendees at The Strokes Hyde Park show in London earlier in the month (June 18). Footage of the pair dancing along to The Strokes’ ‘Barely Legal’ went viral after the gig.
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See tweets from members of the audience at Oslo last night.
Mini Mansions’ second album ‘The Great Pretenders’ was released on March 23 via T Bone Burnett’s Electromagnetic Recordings label and features a guest appearance from the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, alongside Turner.
The trio – consisting of Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford – also shot a video for the song featuring a suited Turner alongside a number of topless models.
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