Brixton Academy this evening (26th) will be host to The Arctic Monkeys, Who’s support slot for the gig is being bill boarded with a ‘very special guests’ only. Its been very strongly suggested that Them Crooked Vultures will be making their UK Debut supporting the Arctic Monkeys on their one-off launch show to help promote new album ‘Humbug’.
This is only a strongly suggested rumor though, but it does add to the already strong speculation that Them Crooked Vultures are appearing at the Reading and Leeds festival as this years secret act, with Brit-Pop veterans Echobelly as the secret support. It would make sense after all, in betting that the outfit would get the best reception in the UK , given that all three members do have enormous followings with past/current exploits in the country, and that they are doing the rounds at the moment. They have already visited Hollands Lowlands and Belgium’s Pukkelpop festivals in the past week so they are getting closer.
Whether they are or not aside, my bet is on the bands first single/album coming out this side of Christmas. ‘Nobody like me and neither do i’ is the front runner in the Crooked Vultures first single game. Check it out below. (you’ll have to be patient until around 2mins 30) However, T-shirts are already available.