So I'm going through my DVR to clean it up and I stumble across this old Later with Jools Holland from 2008 that I recorded who knows when and never got a round to watching:
the killers: tight as fuck but I couldn't stop chuckling whenever Flowers sang "Are we human or are we dancers?" He also wore this toreador blazer festooned with feathers. They got to play four songs and Al Green got one. Someone should get sacked for that.
Fleet Foxes: Looking like they had not bathed in over a week in anticipation for this gig. Sounded great. Looked bemused/bored watching the killers perform their third (of four) songs.
Pendulum: can't believe I never checked these guys out: loud and energetic and melodic. Did they ever play Coachella? Reminded me of Kasabian a bit.
Little Boots: nice voice. nice song. nice to look at.
Monkey: Journey to the West: I had no idea who or what this was. I didn't like it much or understand it but I could not look away. There was a dancing panda in the background eating bamboo shoots and dancing in front of a screen showing anime video clips. My wife, watching with me and trying to discern what was going on, dropped a Gorrillaz reference and there you have it. One Wikipedia click later and we were both educated.
Al Green crooning "Let's Stay Together" at the end. Soooooo worth the wait. He needs to play Coachella next year.