Folk singer also premieres three new tracks
Devendra Banhart continued the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival in the NME/Radio 1 Tent with an eventful set this evening (August 24).
Playing with a five-piece backing band, the folk singer rolled through a series of songs from his back catalogue including three new tracks –Seahorse’, ‘Carmencita’ and ‘Lover’ – from his forthcoming album ‘Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon’.
Towards the end of the gig, the half naked singer asked the audience: “I guess you guys write songs right? Have you got any songs? To the guy in the orange, can you bring that guy up onstage?”
Initially it seemed as if the singer’s plans to bring a fan onstage had been scuppered when security refused his request.
However they eventually agreed and a fan was pulled onstage before he strapped on Banhart’s guitar and strummed a song of his own to huge cheers.
“This is Chris from Leicester everybody,” the singer said before the fan added: “I’m a bit nervous and my voice is fucked but I’ll give it a go.”
Devendra Banhart played:
‘Little Yellow Spider’
‘Long Hair Child’
‘Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon’ is released on September 25.
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