We asked our photographers to send through their favourite music images, that they had taken in 2012. So here's twenty of them, in no particular order.»
Single of the Week! White Rabbits - ‘I’m Not Me’ (Mute) ‘I’m Not Me’ has that metallic sheen so often found on Brendan Benson’s more jittery numbers. And it’s wonderfully restless; changing direction so fast with each new time sig»
Putting this playlist together I was reminded that the poignancy of many of these songs comes from that single-mindedness that only an individual with something to say or a deep well of emotion to share, is capable of. Love, hate and the precarious life vs. death battle looms large. For some of the artists on this playlist, life was too much and they didn't make it to 2010 but don't let that put you off because there's a human spirit in all of these songs (save for the few that are that little bit alien or divorced from any known reality). It's a spirit that will lift you on your best days and cradle you on your worst. »
DiS was really curious how the duet between Liam Frost and Martha Wainwright came about, what with her being on our label and all. So in his own words, Liam explains how it happened...»
DiS is taking a veritable troupe of badness down to Brighton in just a few days to frolic in the surf and eat whelks and other minging seafood. The task in hand is to see at least three bands at the Great Escape – part of the Brighton Festival Month. Handily, you will find The Drowned In Sound Top SIX Bands To Go Rock Out To just below to help YOU see more than three bands over the three-day festival. How amazing?? Yes, quite. Additionally, there are all also all the details you’ll ever need to check out all your favourite Drowned in Sound Recordings bands.»
DiS. Hyde Park. Wireless. London. 02. Stuffs.
Catch the likes of Martha Wainwright (new single When the day is Short out this week on DiS), Battle, Apartment, Tegan & Sara, Boxer Rebellion, Komakino (debut single out July 18th on DiS Records), New Rhodes, Cherubs and many, many, more...»
DiS launches an mp3 shop in conjunction with Karmadownload.com.»
A message from our record label arm with news on Martha Wainwright & Kaiser Chiefs.»
+ ThisGIRL (first ever acoustic gig)
+ ACTION PLAN
+ LES INCOMPETENTS
+ Pyrrha Girls and Drowned in Sound DJs
Saturday 13th November, 4-8pm
@ RoTa, Notting Hill Arts Club RoTa.»
DiS takes on London once again. Some of the artistes under our label wings and others who're about to fly into the maintream...
Thur 4th @ 93ft East: Killing Moon, Dustins Bar Mitzvah,(£3)
13th @ Notting Hill Arts Club: Martha Wainwright, Action Plan, Les Incompetants, thisGIRL (Free)
22nd @ The Marquee: Giant Drag + Fleeing New York + Host (Free)
And post your gig plugs below...