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cold war kids

Roundhouse

Friday 26 October

Californian foursome Cold War Kids performed tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album, 'Robbers & Cowards' in support of the Kaiser Chiefs.

watch

Sorry we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival.

set list

  • Pregnant
  • Saint John
  • We Used to Vacation
  • Passing the Hat
  • Dreams Old Men Dream
  • Robbers
  • Hospital Beds
  • Hang Me Up to Dry
  • Quiet Please

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Sam Bailey.

  1. 19.31 - Radio 1's Zane Lowe welcomes everyone and introduces... Cold War Kids!
  2. 19.33 - The gig opens with whistling - not from the crowd, from Nathan on the opening bars of 'Pregnant'.
  3. 19.39 - Jonathon moves from guitar to keys for 'Saint John'. He's wearing a blue beanie hat and has a cymbal to hit as well!
  4. 19.42 - The man has a world of percussion to play with. Shakers, tambourine, and a wine bottle that he whacks with a drumstick.
  5. 19.45 - Crowd's ears perk up as they start 'We Used To Vacation' with a bit of "sometimes I feel like a motherless child"

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