Yeasayer play Reading And Leeds Festivals warm-up with MGMT

Brooklyn bands head to London's Club Uncut

Yeasayer played to a packed-out room at London‘s King’s College last night (August 20), watched by fellow New Yorkers MGMT.

Taking to the venue’s stage in front of a 600-strong crowd, the band played songs from their 2007 debut album ‘All Hour Cymbals’, as well as two new songs, ‘Amblin’ Alp’ and ‘Lovely’.

Talking to the crowd at the Club Uncut night, curated by Uncut magazine, lead singer Chris Keating joked about the dry ice smoke being lit up by green lighting: “We love playing England because you have dragons. Fire-breathing dragons, we don’t have them in America.”

Later, Keating invited MGMT to join them onstage, but the pair refused.

“I don’t know if, Ben (Goldwasser) and Andrew (VanWyngarden), you want to come up here and join us or anything?” asked the singer, before laughing, “I guess maybe they’ve already left!”

Yeasayer played:



‘Amblin’ Alp’

‘No Need to Worry’

‘Red Cave’


‘Wait For The Summer’

‘Final Path’




‘Wait For The Wintertime’

For more information on Club Uncut head to Read the Uncut review of the evening here.

Yeasayer are now set to play on the NME/Radio 1 Stage at the Reading And Leeds Festivals this weekend (August 22-24), at Leeds on Friday (22) and Reading on Sunday (24).

NME.COM will be bringing you live coverage straight from both sites of the Reading And Leeds Festivals 2008. For the latest news, blogs, pictures and video interviews head to the Reading And Leeds Festivals index now.