Earlier in the day, retro-styled indie-pop outfit Fitz and the Tantrums stopped by the KROQ Coachella House to play a three song set for the lucky few who got to watch the band, dubbed one of the hardest working bands by Vouge Daily, play poolside.
During an interview with KROQ’s Kat Corbett, the band made reference to the fact that they might start dressing more casually; minutes later, lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick played the show in tight red jeans and an asymmetrical striped shirt and Noelle Scaggs wore an adorable retro-looking baby onesie.
Fitzpatrick did wear a jacket onstage during his Coachella performance. “I wore my jacket in solidarity,” he said, but eventually shed that same jacket while the band broke into songs like “Chains Of Love,” “L.O.V.,” “Moneygrabber,” “Rich Girls,” and “Don’t Got To Work It Out.”
“We played here last weekend and it was quite a blessing,” said Fitzpatrick sincerely thanking the audience for people “real people and real music lovers” who are “spreading the world.”
“If it wasn’t for people spreading the world,” continued Fitzpatrick, “we wouldn’t be on stage right now.”
Two musical highlights of the set included when Fitz and the Tantrums broke into a new song called “The End” which is on a record they’ve been working on for the last two months and when they did a cover of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” originated by the Eurythmics.
“When we say keep your head up, what do you say Coachella?,” said Fitzpatrick to the audience. “When we say hold your head up, what you gonna say?”
The answer was ‘moving on,’ something the Fitz and the Tantrums audience didn’t want to do when the show was over.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles