In the lead up to the release of their hugely anticipated third album, Dodge and Burn, The Dead Weather took to US late night TV to break their silence and perform for the first time in five years. However, the term “perform” is a little bit of an understatement.
Absolutely storming Late Show with Stephen Colbert with their single I Feel Love (Every Million Miles); lead singer Alison Mosshart‘s shriek, Jack White‘s drums, Dean Fertita‘s searing hot guitar and Jack Lawrence‘s badass bass gave the audience a rock n roll treat they won’t soon be forgetting. Although the band had warned fans they will not be touring, there is no denying their live show is still as blistering as ever.
What started off as your standard late night TV performance got really interesting from the first chorus, when a lighting effect changed the colour scheme to reflect the band’s album cover – a bare palette of black, white and purple with the band members totally void of colour, appearing almost grey. Proving once again that they don’t do anything by halves, of course The Dead Weather would play with lighting techniques and effects for a one-song performance.
Dodge and Burn comes five years after the band’s 2010 album, Sea of Cowards and is out September 25 via White’s own Third Man Records.