Cold War Kids debut new song at Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival

NME/ Radio 1 Tent gets to hear 'Dreamy' track first

Cold War Kids debuted a new song at Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival today (August 24).

The band played the sweeping ballad ’Dreams Me Old Dream’ in the NME/Radio 1 tent.

Singer Nathan Willet introduced the track by saying: “We’re Cold War Kids and we’re honoured to be here. This is a new song.”

The biggest cheers came for ’St John’ which culminated in a stirring duet between Willet and guitarist Jonnie Russell.

Closer ’Hospital Beds’ led to a mass sing a long between the audience as Russell conducted the crowd to join into the lyrics: “Put out the fire on us.”

Cold War Kids played:


‘St John’


‘Passing The Hat’

‘Dreams Me Old Dream’

‘Hospital Beds’

‘Hang Me Up To Dry’

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