The Strokes debut ‘Angles’ in the UK at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Band also play six tracks from 'Is This It' in Carlisle

The Strokes played their first UK gig since June last year at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Carlisle tonight (May 15).

The band headlined the event’s In New Music We Trust stage, playing a set that lasted just under an hour and included six songs from their 2001 debut album ‘Is This It’.

The New York quintet, who came onstage to Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’, debuted three songs from new album ‘Angles’, single ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’, ‘You’re So Right’ and ‘Taken For A Fool’.

Singer Julian Casablancas spoke to the crowd only a handful of times, saying “Alright people. How’s it going? It’s a pleasure to be here” at the start of the set and only a brief “Thank you” twice after that. The band left the stage swiftly at the end of the set, finishing with a brash ‘Take It Or Leave It’ and no encore.

The Strokes return to the UK in July and August to play a series of festivals, including a headline slot at Reading And Leeds Festivals.

The Strokes played:

‘I Can’t Win’
‘Hard To Explain’
‘Under Cover Of Darkness’
‘New York City Cops’
‘You’re So Right’
‘The Modern Age’
‘You Only Live Once’
‘Taken For A Fool’
‘Last Nite’
‘Take It Or Leave It’