Roisin Murphy, Rat Boy, Kurt Vile and Mystery Jets also played live across the city
Ezra Furman andSuede frontman Brett Anderson praised the influence of 6 Music during their respective sets at the station’s annual festival yesterday.
Performing as the 6 Music Festival headliners at Bristol’s Motion last night, Anderson said “The landscape of modern British music would be very different if it wasn’t for 6 Music.” Showcasing tracks ‘Trash,’ ‘Animal Nitrate’ and more, the band also played tracks from new album ‘Night Thought’, released last month.
‘Introducing the Band’
‘Killing of a Flashboy’
‘What I’m Trying to Tell You’
‘Sometimes I Feel I’ll Float Away’
‘The Big Time’
‘To the Birds’
‘I Can’t Give Her What She Wants’
In the city’s Colton Hall venue, Ezra Furman and and his band The Boy-Friends performed a selection of tracks from 2015 album ‘Perpetual Motion People’ and thanked 6 Music presenter Marc Riley for his success in the UK.
“If it wasn’t for Marc Riley taking a chance and playing our record, we would definitely not be here today,” he told the audience. “Why does this band get to be here? Send him your song. You could be up here.” Furman also treated the crowd to a cover of Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’
Speaking to Mary Anne Hobbs during the festival, Kurt Vile also praised the radio station, stating “UK radio plays a wider variety of music. I like the BBC thing.”
In the O2 Academy, Rat Boy followed up his appearance on the NME Awards Tour 2016 With Austin Texas by taking a tumble during his relentless performance. Later on Mystery Jets played 2008 favourite ‘Two Doors Down’ as well as a selection of new material from their latest album ‘Curve of the Earth.’
Mercury Prize nominee Roisin Murphy played dress-up with around a dozen costume changes, providing one of the most exciting sets of the festival. She also treated the audience to a performance of her Moloko hit ‘Sing It Back’.
Bristol’s own Roni Size and DJ Krusy pulled one of the biggest crowds throughout the evening, with Colston Hall’s concourse stage filled during their takeover.
Earlier on Saturday, the pair announced the return of their Full Cycle Records label, with brand new material, remixes and a European tour promised. Full Cycle Records was a dominant presence in the Bristol jungle and drum & bass scene from the late 90s to the mid 00s.
Underworld closed proceedings with a set that harked back to their hey-day, including soundtrack classic ‘Born Slippy’ and ‘Pearl’s Girl’.