The latest series of Later… with Jools Holland came to a close on episode 7 last night. Special guests Arcade Fire topped the bill, which also featured a brilliant batch of names including Sharon Van Etten, Wild Beasts and Kwabs.
Bill-toppers Arcade Fire played ‘Normal Person’, beginning with a rehearsed speech that mimicked the “do you like rock and roll music?” segment of their ‘Reflektor’ album. They also played ‘You Already Know’, featuring a cameo from Jonathan Ross introducing the band.
Newcomer Kwabs played a brilliant Jools debut, running through the title-track from his recent ‘Wrong or Right’ EP.
For Wild Beasts, they made an appearance on the back of their ‘Present Tense’ record, running through LP highlight ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’.
The show also saw Sharon Van Etten arriving to play ‘I Know’ on the week of new album ‘Are We There’’s release.
An extended version of the show airs on BBC2, Friday 30th May at 11.05pm GMT.
Arcade Fire, ‘Normal Person’:
Arcade Fire, ‘You Already Know’:
Wild Beasts, ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’:
Kwabs, ‘Wrong or Right’:
Sharon Van Etten, ‘I Know’: