Last month, Nashville-residing rock stars The Black Keys unleashed the patently non-bluesy lead-off single from their forthcoming Turn Blue, "Fever." Reactions to the synth-utilizing, four-on-the-floor pop-rock number were mixed, but everyone agreed on one thing: Shit's a long way from the Rubber Factory. Well, for anyone hoping to catch the Keys on their upcoming tour but unsure of how the new jam might translate live, we now have your answer.
Frontman Dan Auerbach (who's recently produced records for the likes of Nikki Lane, Ray LaMontagne and others) and drummer Patrick Carney (who's recently been behind the board for the likes of The Black Lips) emerged from the studio for a performance on Britain's iconic Later ... With Jools Holland. The Keys and their hired guns (one of whom, you may notice, is sometime Shin and frequent Jessie Baylin collaborator Richard Swift) played "Fever" (watch above) as well as "Gold on the Ceiling" from 2011's El Camino (see that one after the jump). As Stereogum points out, this is actually the second public performance of "Fever" — the Keys also played it on Italy's Che Tempo Che Fa just a few days ago. See that performance after the jump as well.
So, what do you think?