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Arcade Fire watched Telly Bingo on RTÉ... and were inspired to give it a creepy remix

Who knew Telly Bingo was missing some malevolent synths?

LAST NIGHT, ARCADE Fire played a belter of a gig at Malahide Castle in Dublin, with 35,000 fans singing along under a blissfully rain-free sky.

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They have a few days off before their next gig in Germany, and used their free time to soak up some Irish culture – by watching Telly Bingo.

Not only that, but… remixing Telly Bingo. The band posted a short clip of the show set to a thudding, slightly ominous, Drive-esque beat:

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Telly Bingo host Declan Buckley (AKA Shirley Temple Bar) is delighted, as you may well imagine.

If you like the sound of that song, good – it’s believed to be Creature Comfort, a track off the band’s upcoming fifth album, Everything Now.

They played an acoustic version of the song in Whelan’s last night as a surprise treat for fans after the Malahide Castle gig.

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These little tasters are certainly whetting our appetite for what’s to come. Keep on spreading the gospel of Telly Bingo overseas, Arcade Fire.

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