THE OTHERS took their guerrilla gigging campaign to new heights at the CARLING WEEKEND: LEEDS FESTIVAL last night (August 27).
The London upstarts played the Carling Tent in the afternoon alongside The Kills, Amplifier and Secret Machines, but true to form, that was only the beginning of their plans for the festival.
Just after 11pm after the headliners had finished, the band stormed into the dodgem cars in the festival’s fairground after telling fans and photographers to meet them there by text message.
Forcing the ride to a halt, they played their single ‘This Is For The Poor’ through portable speakers and a megaphone before the impromptu party was cut short by security."
We played on regardless of course but rather than bore you with the details here why not check out the forum.
From Teletext's Planet Sound:
"How many more Others?
Such is the spectacle of their crowd in full flow, battling past security to get on stage that The Others would be amazing if they didn’t play a note.
But they had to do something to get fans so wired in the first place, and here it was a remarkably elemental mix of savage guitar, apocalyptic bass and rhythmic drums crashing together by way of simply infectious ba-ba-ba-beauties.
In years to come thousands will claim they were among the dozens onstage."
by John Earls
MORE LIVE DATES:
"THE OTHERS are to headline a special LONDON ACTION gig, following on from NME’s recent agenda setting ’LONDON’S BURNING’ feature on the capital’s music scene.
Organised by the band themselves, the night will take place at The George, 373 Commercial Road, EC1 on September 3." Door cost £5.
Sept 5th - Bivouac@ The Duke Of Wellington (Lincolnshire)