Disclosure 5/3/2013

The Surrey boys are back in Nottingham again, armed with their up-coming new album and some old classics

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As the technicians began to set up the stage for Disclosure, it became apparent that this was going to be much more than a DJ set.

Howard and Guy Lawrence, 17 and 20, the energetic duo that form this electronic outfit, were met on stage with a very full and very warmed-up Room 1 of Stealth VS Rescue Rooms.

Disclosure @ the Rescue Rooms

Back in Nottingham with a new live set

Numbers trickled in to see the main tour support Clean Bandit and the recent March additions Shadow Child. Both of whom played great sets, covering SBTRKT and mixing a popular set of house tunes respectively. However, this was merely pre-match for the House/Garage duo Disclosure.

The boys kicked off with some new material, all forming a part of their completely new live set. With live singing, live drums and bass guitars, there was a real ‘live-feel’ that is rare from Stealth VS Rescue Rooms DJ sets.

It’s almost hard not to compare them to the synthpop Duos of the 80s, such as Eurythmics and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, except that these Surrey lads have breathed new life into 2-step garage music.

“Infected” kicked things off to a great start. This new song, sure to feature on their up-coming full-length album, has catchy vocals, energetic synth loops and racing drums. All met with a buzz from the crowd that was almost palpable.
You can listen to the track here:


Disclosure @ the Rescue Rooms

The light-show was also impressive, with ‘the Face’ featuring heavily.

“Infected” mixed into “What’s In Your Head”, then “Boiling” and “Flow” amongst several other songs off the Tenderly/Flow and Face EPs. Their remix of Jessie Ware’s “Running” also proveed a hit with the crowd, a slower tempo that almost sets you into a trance.

The real furore of the gig emerged when “White Noise ft. Aluna George” was played. The hit, of which has become a huge single, was full wall of sound. And this single sounded even better played live by the band themselves, than when played in Market Bar on a Thursday.

There was a real modesty to the concert. They are a mature, slick and professional pair when on stage, playing to the audience’s mood and playing their new set without unnecessary interruption. When ‘Latch ft. Sam Smith’ was played in their encore, The Tab just didn’t want it to end.

Disclosure @ the Rescue Rooms

It comes as no surprise that the US and European legs of this tour have, in the most part, sold out. Keep your eyes on the line-ups for the Summer Festival season and make sure you see what is fast becoming a huge act in the electronic music scene.