Late of the Pier — four skinny-jeans-wearing dudes from Nottingham, England — released their dance-rock debut, Fantasy Black Channel, in the U.S. back in January, and what the album lacks in sophistication, it makes up for in sheer exuberance. I saw them last night at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, where they played with panache, dancing until the sweat dripped freely. They made it look easy, and given how their music sounds like it has a mad case of ADD, that’s no small feat. The most promising aspect of the show? The new songs they played sounded more fully realized than most of their debut record, a welcome indication that these kids are still growing as artists. As of now, they’re just plain fun. Check out their two best songs after the jump.
Late of the Pier’s “The Bears Are Coming”:
Late of the Pier’s “Focker” (yes, that’s the real song title):