Hot Hot Heat provide electric end to Carling Weekend : Leeds Festival

Canadians preview new album in headlining slot

Hot Hot Heat proved an electric end to the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival tonight (August 26).

The Canadian band debuted material from their forthcoming album ‘Happiness Ltd’ namely forthcoming single ‘Let Me In’.

The track showcased a bigger sound for the band with a Killers influence permeating the tune.

Wearing a white sports jacket and sporting his trademark jerry curl hair do singer Steve Bays lead the band though a number of fan favourite including ‘Dirty Mouth’ and ‘Talk To Me, Dance With Me’.

Biggest cheer of the evening came for ‘Bandages’ which singer Steve Bays introduced by saying: “You guys might know this track.”

Headlining the Carling Tent the band closed their set with ‘Elevator’ album track ‘Goodnight Goodnight’ which Bays dedicated to the Leeds audience.

Hot Hot Heat played:

‘Island Of The Honest Man’

‘Dirty Mouth’

‘Get In Or Get Out’

‘Middle Of Nowhere’

‘My Best Fiend’

‘Naked In The City Again’

‘Let Me In’


‘Harmonicas And Tambourines’


‘Talk To Me Dance With Me’

‘Goodnight Goodnight’

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