Posted in dance | music | pictures on March 15, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Disclosure at Pitchfork SXSW Showcase (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)

UK duo Disclosure caught our ears with some great releases last year, including The Face EP, and kept things going this year with their excellent single, "White Noise," which features AlunaGeorge. I went to catch them at the official Pitchfork SXSW showcase at 1100 Warehouse last night (3/14), and as with many of these post-dubstep artists, and especially those who rely on guest vocalists that don't perform live with them, it's hard not to wonder how much of a "show" it will really be. So I was taken pretty off guard when Disclosure opened their set with a song that they sang on. They didn't sing any others after that (relying on samples and recorded versions of their guest singers) but the show continued to be something you could "watch" as well as a huge dance party.

They use a fair amount of live percussion which keeps things interesting too, and when they played songs like "White Noise" and "What's In Your Head" the crowd was going wild. When I first wrote about Disclosure, I mentioned that I didn't foresee them headlining a place like Terminal 5 any time soon (which their friend SBTRKT did), but after seeing what their live show is capable of last night, I'm pretty sure I was way wrong.

Disclosure don't play T5 just yet, but they will be in NYC for two shows next week at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday (3/20) and Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (3/21). Both of those shows are sold out.

Stream "White Noise" below...


Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge - "White Noise"



Comments (3)

Jesus I'm excited to see them next week!

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 11:49 AM

^ Sames'!!! I was mad bummed when I walked down to Glasslands back in October for their last show here and was told it was sold out at the door. These dudes are on a rocket ship to EDM stardom, which they deserve, but definitely sucks. B/c then all the little kids wearing LED gloves are going to start liking them and attending their shows. Next stop for these dudes is probably Webster Hall which lets in those aforementioned tweens.

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2013 2:06 PM

I book shows at a local senior center, PM me their contact info and I'll hook you up with a back stage pass

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2013 5:00 AM

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