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COACHELLA ROUND UP

15.04.13

As we all basked in the sunshine that we finally received in the UK over the weekend, many lucky festival-goers enjoyed even hotter climes (and some pretty damn good music) at Coachella. From the return of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the two-minute clip of Daft Punk's new disco-inspired sound, here's our round-up of California's much-loved festival's first weekend.

Still Not Sorry

A newly blonde Karen O took the stage with her fellow bandmates  on the first night of Coachella to debut some of the material from the Yeah Yeah Yeah's latest offering, Mosquito.

It's been a decade since the Yeahs first burst onto the scene with the unapolegetic Fever to Tell. Although the band has undoubtedly matured, they have still stuck to their punky roots on their new record and frontwoman Karen O's style is just as outlandish as it ever was. Taking to the stage donning a bedazzled, lavender suit that was somehow reminiscent of Elvis, the Yeahs played an energetic set that had the crowd dancing right through to anthemic closer, Maps.

Phoenix Rises

Following Major Lazer announcing their forthcoming album news, New Order channeling the spirit of the Eighties and the xx being joined on stage by the lovely (and extremely stylish) Solange Knowles, Phoenix stole the show with their signature indie rock grooves. R. Kelly joined the band onstage to perform a mash-up of Ignition (Remix) with 1901 which was enough to transport the crowd back to the Noughties with a 2013 twist. Pure gold.

Coachella Got Lucky

Ok, they might not have actually performed at Coachella (unfortunately), but this is too good to not get a mention. Electro fans were treated to a two-minute clip on the big screen of French duo Daft Punk's upcoming single Get Lucky with Nile Rodgers on guitar and Pharrell Williams singing vocals. Just as rumours and earlier teasers suggest, Daft Punk's sound for their fothcoming record, Random Access Memories, channels the disco vibe of the 1970s. We can't wait to hear the full song as by the sound of things it will definitely be the soundtrack to our summer.