Getting their teeth into Glastonbury once more

Vampire Weekend come to Portsmouth tonight.
Vampire Weekend come to Portsmouth tonight.
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Vampire Weekend return to Glastonbury Festival this weekend with a set on the Main Stage on Sunday.

To warm-up, they’re playing a show at Portsmouth Guildhall tonight.

The gig is long sold-out and comes after they released their third album, Modern Vampires Of The City, earlier this year.

Famed for their instantly recognisable Caribbean-influenced indie-surf-pop, the New York four-piece have had previous hit with tracks Like A Punk, Oxford Comma and Cousins.

The new album, which follows their self-titled debut, and second release, Contra, is also doing well.

Frontman, Ezra Koenig, told entertainment.ie: ‘To me, the biggest thing is to feel like you achieved the creative things you wanted to achieve.

‘And that’s true but the people I’ve always loved the most – like The Clash, The Beastie Boys or Radiohead. They have found that very thin, weird middle ground of doing exactly what you want to do and being as weird as you want to be and still finding some degree of mainstream success.

‘I believe, there isn’t any real difference between weird music and normal music, independent music or mainstream music.’