Late Night Music Roundup: The Waterboys, Matt & Kim, George Ezra
David Letterman will be leaving America’s TV screens soon, but he’s not going quietly.
The talk show legend has a crammed schedule of artists lined-up for his celebratory final few weeks on air. It's a long list that includes tonight’s musical guests the Waterboys. The Dublin-based band made their network television debut overnight with a performance of "The Girl Who Slept For Scotland," a new song which appears on the veteran act’s first album original material in eight years, Modern Blues.
The Waterboys broke through in 1988 with Fisherman's Blues, an album that set frontman Mike Scott and his bandmates on a path that mixed rock 'n' roll with the folk music of Scotland and Ireland, with a bit of American country thrown in. They’re best remembered for 1985’s “The Whole of the Moon.”
Watch the “Letterman” performance below.
Those instantly likeable indie-dance kids Matt & Kim are onto their fifth album, New Glow. Though they’ve lost none of their trademark energy.
The duo were all smiles when they unleashed new tracks "Get It" and "Make a Mess" for their guest musical slot overnight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. They’re currently spreading their good vibes across the U.S. on tour in support of the album. Watch the clips below.
James Corden has shown a rare ability to play for laughs and to hold his own while singing with his luminary guests. Fellow Brit George Ezra briefly got the better of the talk show host in an acoustic performance of Blame It On Me for Corden’s Late Late Show. Ezra repeatedly caught Corden out to lay on the awkwardness. Check out the clip below.