After releasing their greatest hits collection last year, the White Stripes have been sharing some archival live performances. Today, the band unearthed a 2005 live set that they recorded for Sky Arts’ From the Basement.
The performance took place a few months prior to the release of Get Behind Me Satan, as they took to London’s Maida Vale Studios in November 2005. The White Stripes’ performance was captured by producer Nigel Godrich and video director Sophie Muller, and it was originally broadcast back in 2007 for the series’ pilot episode.
“The dream of From The Basement is to capture great performances with the most direct and beautiful coverage possible,” Godrich explains. “…Both sonically and visually. We were so fortunate early on to have the support of Jack and Meg, who instinctively understood the concept of the show and so came to be part of it. As a result we have this amazing snapshot of their fantastic energy and style. It’s an intimate and direct performance, something magic, powerful and special. A day I will not forget.”
Watch the performance in full below.
“Everything fell into place very quickly,” Muller adds. “And because of Meg and Jack’s ease and natural chemistry with each other I could just shoot what I saw. Whatever it was between them made it very simple, but so so special and it was an honor to be there. I just love this electrifying performance.”