Courteeners show off new songs at T In The Park

Liam Fray and co get King Tut's Wah Wah Tent jumping

The Courteeners showed off three new songs as they packed out the King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent tonight (July 10) at T In The Park.

Liam Fray and co drew a huge crowd at the Kinross site, with the frontman sporting a large overcoat, playing in front of a large lit-up sign bearing the name of the Manchester band.

New song ‘The Good Times Are Calling’, played three songs into the set, demonstrated Doves-esque build and drive and a catchy stop-start chorus.


‘Bodangles’, meanwhile, was a fast-paced rocky number while ‘Sycophant’ was more subtle building to a searing, bellow-led chorus from Fray climaxing with the line, “You’re the king of the dead”.

Watch an exclusive video of Fray discussing the new songs and the festival by clicking below.

Despite having a reputation for being vocal Fray kept chat to a minimum beyond introducing songs and describing Scotland as a “beautiful country”.

The Courteeners built their set up to a frenetic version of ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ before ending with ‘What Took You So Long?’.

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The Courteeners played:

‘The Good Times Are Calling’
‘Please Don’t’
‘Kings Of The New Road’
‘Bide Your Time’
‘Fallowfield Hillbilly’
‘That Kiss’
‘No You Didn’t No You Don’t’
‘Not Nineteen Forever’
‘What Took You So Long?’

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