Most bands have a use-by point where all sensible people deem them ‘probably one for the oldies now’, and we pop them off to the big pop retirement home in the sky, deemed only fit to be rolled out for The Borings, no longer that interested in ‘new’ music, to sing the songs of their youth. This will never, ever happen to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Why. Well, Dear Reader, just look at these photos of their incendiary, iconic leader Karen O, as shot by Dork’s intrepid snapper Patrick Gunning at their London headline show at O2 Academy Brixton this week. There is zero danger 00s indie-art-rock’s totemic firebrand ever, ever becomes boring. Visceral, brilliant and bonkers in the best possible way – with a new album due later this year, Yeah Yeah yeah will always be exciting. What a band.