While probably quicker to list those artists we're not bothered about seeing than the ones we are, DiS would like to take this opportunity to wish the Camden Crawl a happy tenth birthday by taking a look back through the archives at some of those artists who've graced the festival since it first opened its doors back in the spring of 1995.»
No Leeds day would be complete without a mixtape or two, and who better to share the highlights of the past 10 years than Whiskas. He's the man who in has been at the heart of the Leeds scene for most of the past 10 years, promoting gigs, playing guitar in Forward Russia, setting up the Dance to the Radio label and so much more»
As part of our special Leeds day, ahead of Constellation festival for which DiS is a partner, we asked the musicians of Leeds to give us a guide to their city. In this piece Leeds lynchpin Whiskas formerly of ¡Forward Russia! and now performing as Honour Before Glory, and the chaps from I LIKE TRAINS give us their guide to: Eating in Leeds»
The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds was a pretty emotional place to be on Friday night, with local heroes and longtime DiS favourites ¡Forward Russia! playing their last show "for the foreseeable future"»
If it feels like ¡Forward, Russia! have been away for a long time that's probably because... they have. But the quality of second LP Life Processes proves their time away was well spent»
It’s the Truck that nearly never was: the tenth in a series, an anniversary to be proud of, but one so nearly ruined irreparably by the summer’s inclement weather (to say the least). Rescheduled, the Oxfordshire two-dayer battled on, staged over September 22-23, and DiS was there to catch the action...»
The Camden Crawl™ is an incessant pitch of desperate dreams and stained ale teeth; a rotter’s journey to the centre of the Dublin Castle [indie development hell] that celebrates punctuality and order over diminished responsibility and leather jackets. A playground for the sensible band warrior, offering Joe Punter the opportunity to see all his favourite junior artists in one long stretch, over a concrete path of Converse-tread doom. »
Summer holidays n all that... isn't it a perfect time to see some bands, eh?
Well, there's four of the finest indiest to recommend - Komakino, Battle, New Rhodes and Forward Russia all entwined on one giant super multi limbed tour of fun. Of course, this isn't necessarily a DiS tour by name, but goddamit, we're going to appropriate it as such...»
DiS' very own thisGIRL headline April's Marquee Oxfam show, and in addition to that, we can offer you the dueling delights of the ace !Forward, Russia!, Peace Burial At Sea and Termites. It's all good. It really is. and it's FREE!