Blink and you’ll miss it, but Vampire Weekend performed on Jools Holland’s show in the U.K. earlier this week, delivering this breakneck clop through “Cousins” from Contra. The band has exhausted all the late night TV coverage in North America, and is now branching out to saturate other pastures with their frantic sound.
Contra hasn’t been quite as successful in the U.K. as it has in the U.S, although reaching No. 3 in the British album chart is no mean feat. But anyone feeling fatigued by the bombardment of promo from the band can look forward to a new track, “Jonathan Low,” which features on the forthcoming soundtrack to the third installment in the Twilight franchise.