Watch Texas’ LIVE session here - featuring classics from their new greatest hits album

Virgin Radio

30 Jun 2023, 06:36

Texas playing live for Virgin Radio

Texas joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with cinch today to play a superb set live from the top of the tower and to talk about their new greatest hits record and their recent Glastonbury appearance.

Last weekend, the Scottish band delivered a stunning performance on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. Lead vocalist Sharleen Spiteri said: “It was unbelievable.”

She continued: “I can only say to the audience at Glastonbury, ‘Good God, you were unbelievable’. The amount of love and emotion that came off that audience for us was just like… you know, it's one of the best gigs we've ever played.”

Texas played Summer Son from the top of the tower. It was the second single from their fifth album, The Hush. 

The band’s brand new, 24-track compilation album, The Very Best Of 1989 - 2023 is out now, and features 22 of their best loved songs from across their 24 year career, as well as two brand new tracks. 

The singer explained that the record came about as a result of being booked to play Glasto. “We just kind of thought, ‘Okay, we're gonna do Glastonbury. It's predominantly a young audience, and it's 250,000 people and it’s just got to be the hits. That's what you're going to play', that was the way we saw it,” she said.

“Some people go, ‘Oh, yeah, Texas, I know maybe one or two songs’. We hoped when we started playing, that they’d be like, ‘Oh God yeah I know that one,’ and ‘Oh, is that them,’  

“So that was when we thought, let’s do a Very Best Of.”

This morning, Sharleen, Johnny McElhone, Ally McErlaine, Eddie Campbell, Tony McGovern, and Cat Myers also played Mr Haze, the lead single from the band’s 2021 album Hi. 

This July they will be performing a series of sold-out intimate acoustic performances to celebrate the release of the album. They are also performing at this year’s CarFest in August.

Speaking about their continuingly busy schedule, Sharleen said: “I think the buzz from Glastonbury has helped us do these 5am calls in the morning for when we're flying, or when we're arriving somewhere else or doing a TV or something. So it's been really, really good. But we got home yesterday from Berlin and literally, I collapsed on the couch and it was like ‘I’m so tired.’”

Their live set for Virgin Radio included Black Eye Boy, the third single from their fourth album, White On Blonde.

Speaking more about the aftermath of Glastonbury, Sharlene told Chris: “My daughter went away early and left me a giant basket of laundry which, I have to say, I was not happy about. And one of her big hoodies, I was shaking it out to put on the line and it had like a big metal thing on one of the strings and it smashed me in the nose. 

“I was like laying on the floor going, ‘Oh my god, my face!’

“It was her Glastonbury laundry, which was even funnier.” 

The band played Inner Smile from the top of the tower.

Speaking about life in Texas in 2023, Sharlene enthused: “I think, probably for us, it's even more exciting now than it's ever been.”

The band also performed a cracking cover of James Barnett’s 1965 Northern Soul hit, Keep On Talking, of which a recorded version features on Texas’ new greatest hits album Watch their brilliant live version here.

Texas - The Very Best Of 1989-2023 is out now. For more information visit

For more great live sessions and interviews listen to  The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with cinch weekdays from 6:30am on Virgin Radio, or catch up on-demand here.