The Chemical Brothers – Live @ Glastonbury Festival 2015

It marked the fifth headline show of their career at the festival, so The Chemical Brothers are well versed when it comes to Glastonbury – and that experience was more than obvious from the opening bars of ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’. Despite one half of the duo, Ed Simons, taking a break for their current run of live shows, Tom Rowlands was joined by Adam Smith for the electrifying spectacle.

We all know by now that The Chemical Brothers have some serious anthems - ‘Do It Again’ is an underrated classic, ‘Galvanise’ was greeted by a choir of crackling red flares in the crowd, while ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ was the perfect finale – but here the duo’s live offering has been refreshed by Smith’s immersive visuals. For new single ‘Go’ there were shining roller skater dancers that looked like the cast of Starlight Express had been transported into a Tron grid; then towards the end of the set, tin toy robots descended from the rafters to lip sync along; while psychedelic visuals throughout included cameos from Benedict Wong and Liam Walpole.

The final result was a thrilling, powerful and enraptured stage show that breathed even more life into The Chemical Brothers’ biggest bangers, and the crowd more than showed their gratitude for it.

Tracklist

01 The Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl [VIRGIN]
02 The Chemical Brothers – EML Ritual
03 The Chemical Brothers – Do It Again [ASTRALWERKS (EMI)]
w/ The Chemical Brothers feat. K-OS – Get Yourself High (Acapella)
04 The Chemical Brothers feat. Q-Tip – Go (Edge Of Control Mix) [VIRGIN EMI (UNIVERSAL)]
05 The Chemical Brothers – Swoon [PARLOPHONE (WARNER)]
06 The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar [EMI UK]
07 The Chemical Brothers – Sometimes I Feel So Deserted [VIRGIN EMI (UNIVERSAL)]
08 The Chemical Brothers – Chemical Beats
09 The Chemical Brothers – Acid Children
10 The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun
w/ The Chemical Brothers – Out Of Control
11 The Chemical Brothers – It Doesn’t Matter
12 The Chemical Brothers – Saturate [VIRGIN]
13 The Chemical Brothers – Elektrobank
14 The Chemical Brothers – I’ll See You There
15 The Chemical Brothers – Believe [VIRGIN]
16 The Chemical Brothers – The Sunshine Underground
17 The Chemical Brothers – Escape Velocity
18 The Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think
19 The Chemical Brothers – Under The Influence [VIRGIN]
20 The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize [VIRGIN]
21 The Chemical Brothers – Music: Response
22 The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin Beats [ASTRALWERKS (EMI)]