The Rascals blaze trail for ‘Puppets at Leeds Festival

Miles Kane warms up for Alex Turner slot with storming show

The Rascals played the Festival Republic Stage at the Leeds Festival this afternoon (August 22), the first of frontman Miles Kane‘s two shows today.

The singer will join up later with pal Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys to perform together as The Last Shadow Puppets – complete with an orchestra – on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

With the new bands’ tent packed out, The Rascals played a taught set of songs from their recently-released debut album ‘Rascalize’.


With Kane‘s bandmates drummer Greg Mighall and bassist Joe Edwards providing a storming backing, the trio inspired a frantic moshpit at the front of the tent throughout their set.

Wrapping up with forthcoming single ‘I’ll Give You Sympathy’ and an extended version of closer ‘Is It Too Late’, Kane and co left the stage to loud football-style chants of “Rascals, Rascals“.

The Rascals played:

‘People Watching’

‘Does Your Husband Know That You’re On The Run’

‘Bond Girl’


‘Out Of Dreams’

‘Fear Invicted Into The Perfect Strange’

‘Freakbeat Phantom’

‘Stockings To Suit’

‘I’ll Give You Sympathy’

‘Is It Too Late’

For a full report of The Last Shadow Puppets set later today stay tuned NME.COM.

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