The Orwells debut three new songs – and share onstage snog – at London show

Chicago band play The 100 Club for the NME Awards Shows 2014 with Austin Texas

The Orwells last night played London’s 100 Club as part of the NME Awards Shows 2014 with Austin, Texas.

Introducing themselves by shouting “The Orwells, from Chicago, Illinois!” the band included three new songs in the set, titled ‘Bathroom Tile Blues’, ‘Gotta Get Down’ and ‘Let It Burn’.

After the show, the five-piece reported that the tracks will appear on their new album, which frontman Mario Cuomo reports is “mixed, mastered, polished, done”. He also told NME that the record, due in June, is “fucking dy-no-mite”.

The set also included a cover of The Black Lips’ ‘Not A Problem’ and fan-favourite Orwells tracks including ‘Mallrats’. The encore saw a version of The Stooges’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’, while ‘Halloween All Year’ segued into a short cover of The Foundations’ ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’.

Towards the end of the set, a female fan leapt on stage and wrapped herself around Cuomo, sharing a lingering kiss with the frontman.

Earlier, Glasgow’s The Amazing Snakeheads swigged Buckfast throughout largely comprising unreleased material. Two new songs – ‘Rotten Blues’ and ‘Back To The Start’ were debuted.

The Orwells played:

‘Other Voices’
‘Righteous One’
‘Dirty Sheets’
‘Halloween All Year’
‘In My Bed’
‘Gotta Get Down’
‘Let It Burn’
‘Not A Problem’
‘Blood Bubbles’
‘Bathroom Tile Blues’
‘Who Needs You’
‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’
‘Southern Comfort’

The Amazing Snakeheads played:

‘The Truth Serum’
‘Rotten Blues’
‘Back to The Start’
‘Losing My Mind’
‘Can’t Let You Go’