Jack Penate and The Strokes come together

Former Test Icicles member brings groups together

Jack Penate featured at the debut of former Test Icicles member Dev Hynes‘ solo project Lightspeed Champion in London tonight (July 19).

Penate joined the band for a cover of the John Martyn‘s classic ‘Over The Hill’ introduced as a “special guest.”

The star studded show was the debut London solo gig by the former grot rocker and also featured The Horrors singer Faris Rotter.


The singer featured on the track ‘I’m Bad’ a Bo Didley cover, the band was augmented by support act Emmy The Great on violin and backing vocals.

Before the track ‘No Surprise’ he said: “It’s not about incest but it is for my mum.”

The band ended with a performance of a version of The Strokes ‘New York City Cops’

Hynes told the audience: “Thanks so much for coming it means so much to me.”

He played:

‘Mr Fisk’


‘Galaxy Of The Lost’

‘Devil Tricks For A Bitch’

‘I Could Have Done This Myself’

‘Over The Hill’

‘Tell Me What’s It Worth’

‘I’m Bad’

‘No Surprise’

‘Midnight Surprise’

‘New York City Cops’

‘Midnight Surprise’