Wednesday, April 6, 2016

VIDEO: The Cult perform on The Strombo Show

photo: Vanessa Heins

The Cult recently delivered a sweaty live set before 100 fans on CBC Radio 2’s The Strombo Show with George Stroumboulopoulos, and video of the performance is available.

Part of the program’s regular “Strombo Sessions” series, the band played live at Stroumboulopoulos’ downtown Toronto home for the program as they tour in support of their latest album, “Hidden City.”

The 5-song set included classics like “Wild Flower”, “Horse Nation” and “She Sells Sanctuary”, and a pair of new tracks “Deeply Ordered Chaos” and “G.O.A.T.”

The Cult also spoke with the host about the roots element of the band and the inspirations of the modern world.

"I think because we grew up as blue collar kids, we've always been immersed in street culture and kept and ear to the ground in that way,” explained frontman Ian Astbury. “Always paying attention to evolving new sounds, directions, fashion and music. The popular culture conversation, social media, that's part of it, but then actually physically going places - it doesn't matter, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York, LA, TO - in ‘The Six’!

“Just pay attention and staying with it. I mean, we're hardly rubes at this point. We're not trying to repeat ourselves or do a carbon copy or pastiche. And it doesn't work that way."

The Cult are currently playing dates on a spring North American tour that wraps up April 16 in Miami, FL.

See also:

The Cult premiere video for Hidden City single G.O.A.T.
The Cult announce North American tour
VIDEO: The Cult premiere Hinterland from Hidden City album
VIDEO: The Cult perform new single Dark Energy at 91X San Diego
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