The Walkmen open day one at Leeds Festival

New York band debut three new songs at Bramham Park

The Walkmen opened the Leeds Festival this morning (August 27), showcasing three new songs from their forthcoming album ‘Lisbon’.

The New York band greeted early revellers to the Main Stage for a set which saw them debut ‘Juveniles’, ‘Angela Surf City’ and ‘Woe Is Me’ from their sixth studio album.

But the band received the biggest cheer when they performed their 2004 single ‘The Rat’ towards the end of their seven-song set.


Signing off with ‘In The New Year’, singer Hamilton Leithauser said: “Thank you very much for watching us this morning, we have been The Walkmen. We are going to say goodbye.”

The Walkmen played:

‘On The Water’
‘Angela Surf City’
‘All Hands And The Cook’
‘Woe Is Me’
‘The Rat’
‘In The New Year’

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