The Breeders play surprise show

The band fill in at the last minute for TV On The Radio

The Breeders played a surprise 45-minute set at The Scala in London last night (November 17), at the first of series of shows celebrating 25 years of record label 4AD.

The band were the last minute replacements for TV On The Radio, who were forced to cancel their performance due to the sudden death of singer Tunde Adebimpe‘s father.

The group played eight songs from throughout their career, including ‘No Aloha’, the 1995 classic Amps song ‘Tipp City’ and ‘Oh!’ – which featured guest backing vocalist Michael Allen. He originally sang on the studio version song, which appears on the band’s 1990 debut album ‘Pod’.

The evening also saw the return of bassist Josephine Wiggs, who hasn’t played in the band since the 1990s.

Additionally, the remaining members of TV On The Radio DJed, premiering tracks from their forthcoming album.

The Breeders are now set to play two of their own headline shows at London Blackheath Halls on November 19 and 20 as part of 4AD’s celebrations.