The Walkmen preview new songs at SXSW

New Yorkers leave the crowd screaming for more

The Walkmen closed the Don’t Mess With Texas party at South by Southwest today (March 17), previewing several songs from their forthcoming album.

The New York band used a horn section to great effect as well as some unusual percussion instruments during their hour-long set.

The crowd responded well to the new songs and the likes of ‘All Hands And The Cook’ from their recent album A Hundred Miles Off, despite the fact Hamilton Leithauser‘s vocals were largely drowned out throughout most of the set.

After the band left the stage, the crowd continuously chanted: “One more! One more!” until The Walkmen returned for an encore.

The set list was:

‘I Lost You’

‘What Happened To You’


‘Red River’

‘Today Or Tomorrow’

‘Ride Down The Highway’

‘Look Out The Window’

‘All Hands And The Cook’

‘Waltz (untitled)’

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Meanwhile The Walkmen are set to hit the road as the main support on the forthcoming NME Presents Kaiser Chiefs tour, which will see the British band bringing their second album to north America for the first time.

They play:

Philadelphia Electric Factory (April 6)

Washington 9:30 Club (7)

Boston Avalon Ballroom (9)

New York Roseland Ballroom (12)

Montreal Spectrum (17)

Toronto Kool Haus (18)

Chicago Vic Theatre (20)

Minneapolis Trocaderos (21)

Vancouver Commodore Ballroom (24)

Seattle Showbox Theatre (25)

Portland Crystal Ballroom (26)

San Francisco Warfield Theatre (27)

The Walkmen will play the whole tour as special guests, while Annuals will open from the Philadelphia to Toronto dates, with The Little Ones playing the remaining shows.

Tickets are on sale now fromNME.COM, on January 24 from 11am Eastern Standard Time. Go to NME.COM/artists/kaiser-chiefs now.