The Twang get the party started at Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival

Birmingham band pack the NME/Radio 1 Tent

The Twang rounded off their summer circuit with a crowd pleasing debut at the Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival this evening (August 26).

Taking to the NME/Radio 1 Tent, the Birmingham five-piece were warmly received as they kicked off their show with ‘The Neighbour’.

The band performed eight tracks from their debut album including hit singles ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Either Way’, which saw the crowd bellow out every word, and forthcoming release ‘Two Lovers’.

Commenting on the size of his audience, singer Phil Etheridge said: “It means a lot to us for you to come and see us because there’s lots of other bands on.

“I hope you’ve had a great weekend because I have, fucking hell! Let’s keep this party going.”

The band closed their boisterous set by firing white ticker tape over the crowd during ‘Cloudy Room’.

The Twang played:

‘The Neighbour’

‘Loosely Dancing’

‘Either Way’

‘Reap What You Sow’

‘Push The Ghosts’

‘Ice Cream Sundae’

‘Two Lovers’

‘Wide Awake’

‘Cloudy Room’

‘Two Lovers’ is released tomorrow (August 27).

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