Samsung NME Radar Tour 2009

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The NME Radar tour has launched the careers of numerous bands in previous years, including Crystal Castles, Maximo Park, Friendly Fires, The Automatic and Nine Black Alps. Pic: Danny North

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For a complete lowdown of the Samsung NME Radar Tour gig in Nottingham, grab a copy of NME in two weeks. We were there, down the front and backstage with the bands all night long. Pic: Danny North

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The Chapman Family took the prestigious opening slot on the Samsung NME Radar Tour, greeting Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms with an eight track set that included fan favourites ‘Kids’ and ‘A Million Dollars’. Pic: Danny North

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Despite some sound issues that forced her to abort ‘Growing Pains’, La Roux’s headline set on the first night of the Samsung NME Radar Tour was a triumph. “I loved it” she told us afterwards. “I love dancing, I love getting all sweaty. It was great fun!” Pic: Danny North

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La Roux’s set was packed with pop hits including ‘Quicksand’, ‘Bulletproof’ and the Number Two single ‘In For The Kill’. For a load of free remixes of her tracks head over to the Daily Download blog at NME.COM/blogs. Pic: Danny North

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Bathed in smoke and backed by a three piece band, La Roux was a sight to behold on the Samsung NME Radar Tour’s first night in Nottingham this week (April 29th). Kicking off with ‘Fascination’ it was a hit-packed affair that saw the Rescue Rooms turn into a big, sweaty gyrating party. Pic: Danny North

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