Dandy Warhols

EMMA LEE The moment the Dandy Warhols struck up the first chords of Bohemian Like You, images of happy girls at festivals/partying/out shopping sprang into your head and stayed there.

EMMA LEE

The moment the Dandy Warhols struck up the first chords of Bohemian Like You, images of happy girls at festivals/partying/out shopping sprang into your head and stayed there.

You must know the advert – it's for a mobile phone company and is on TV about 20 times a day.

But even though the song has propelled them into the charts and has possibly made them lots of money, it hasn't made them rich enough to buy their own dancing girls – they were projected on a video screen behind them.

The Dandy Warhols are renowned for their hedonistic ways, but the evening got off to a laid-back start with 10 minutes of droning and feedback.

But then the band launched into a stream of crowd-pleasing romper stompers – all chunky guitars, electronic bleeps and gravelly vocals.

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The show has its mellower moments, which is to be expected – this is, after all, the band with a song called Every Day Should Be A Holiday.

And singer Courtney Taylor even halted the show so that he could smoke a cigarette.

This was one of a handful of warm up shows for this weekend's Glastonbury Festival and was slightly overlong.

But the band certainly succeeded in bringing the festival vibes to the UEA.

 

 

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