Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Alfie Templeman, IDLES, LANY and loads more.
Order a copy
October 2020

QOTSA talk those secret sets: "We like to make memorable moments"

The band played both Reading and Leeds Festival in the same day to celebrate the launch of 'Villains'.
Published: 9:49 pm, August 25, 2017
QOTSA talk those secret sets: "We like to make memorable moments"
Earlier today, Queens of The Stone Age surprised everyone at Leeds Festival when they rocked up for a surprise set.

And then they surprised everyone at Reading Festival when they turned up a few hours later for more of the same.

Luckily we bumped into Troy Van Leeuwen and Jon Theodore to ask 'em, "Oi, what's the big idea? Why celebrate the launch of new album 'Villains' with two sets in one day at these festivals?"

"Along with most of what we’ve been doing lately, it's very audacious," starts Troy before Jon simplifies things. "Why not?"

"Yeah, why not," echoes Troy. "Sometimes you have to do things that aren’t the normal thing when it comes to promoting records. ("Thankfully," adds Jon.) "We just want to make it interesting for ourselves and anyone else who’s out there and interested in our band. To do something like this in one day is outlandish and right up our alley."

"we like to make memorable moments," reasons Troy before asking, "Why be normal? If you have a chance to do something you’ll never forget, I’ll take that."

The Mark Ronson produced 'Villains' is out now.

And it looks like they might be back at the festival next year...




Give all this a try

Alfie Templeman is on the cover of this month's Dork
New issue

Alfie Templeman is on the cover of this month's Dork

We're giving indie's boy wonder his first magazine cover as he prepares to drop a stonking new track.
The mysterious world of I Don't Know How But They Found Me
Cover feature

The mysterious world of I Don't Know How But They Found Me

Grainy VHS footage? Check. Mysterious figures loitering in the background? Check. Sparkling pop jams with depth and meaning? Check, check and check. It's iDKHOW's time to shine.
Arlo Parks: "I vowed to make music that felt true to my vision, and be a positive force"
Cover feature

Arlo Parks: "I vowed to make music that felt true to my vision, and be a positive force"

Arlo Parks is one of the UK's best young talents; 2021 is her's for the taking.
Life lessons with Dominic Fike: "Do whatever the fuck you want"
Cover feature

Life lessons with Dominic Fike: "Do whatever the fuck you want"

With his much-anticipated debut album now out in the world for all to hear, Dominic Fike has arrived.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing