Following the release their sophomore album,Reign Of Terror, an album that picked-up the baton from where their debut Treats left off and turned the dial up to 11 with glossier production, slicker melodies and the beats that did a one finger salute to standardized BPM, Sleigh Bells are on fine form. The record, the first to be written by both members of the band is one that has solidified their relationship as a band and seen them propelled out of shoe-box venues onto a much bigger stage. »
It may have moved back by two months, but Field Day wasn't going to fool DiS reviewers Andrzej Lukowski and Mark Ward - they caught up with its sixth edition last weekend and these were their thoughts.»
DiS' editor fills in for Wendy Roby and names The Kills single of the week... »
A guide to Brooklyn venues by Nick Neyland and Amanda Farah.
66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
This new-ish former wood shop turned venue was put firmly on the map earlier this year when M.I.A. joined Sleigh Bells on its stag»
For anyone who thinks commerce diminishes music, I present a counter-argument: Crunk'n'b. Since the beginning of time, rap and Rn'B have been cross-pollinating in a for-the-most-part nakedly commercial arrangement: Rn'B singers get rappers to guest on their songs, increasing their potential sales base beyond the female/loverboy marketplace and toughening things up for "the streets" (i.e. the suburbs)....»
Another edition of our weekly Spotify playlists, this one featuring a whole FIVE bands whose name begins with W. They are Women, Weezer, The Wrens, White Hinterland and Wildbirds & Peacedrums. Click here to listen to this playlist.
1. Everything Ev»
Is it fair to bellow over everyone else? Erupting from Brooklyn, Sleigh Bells have pelted eardrums of the curious with possibly the loudest release this year in the form of debut album Treats. With complete disregard for arguments about over-compression a»
DiS packed its bags and headed North, to Oslo's Øya festival, a festival with a line-up so rammed to the rafters with pure high-quality that we thought we might have trouble containing ourselves. We just about did...»