Want something to make your eardrums pop? Come along to this...
On September 28 - a Friday night, no less - DiS will again be taking over The Fly on New Oxford Street, London, for a night of loud music. Good loud music. Hurray? Hurray!
Already confirmed to play live on the night:
Manatees (pictured; MySpace)
From Carlisle, this earth-shuddering trio craft exquisite slabs of white-noise-saturated metallic post-rock from a simple-as set-up of drums, guitar and bass. Comparisons in the press to date fluctuate from progressive-rockers old – King Crimson, for example – to contemporary quasi-instrumetallers like Isis and Neurosis via the bludgeoning majesty of Swans. We’ve already had them headline one London show for us this year – back at February’s DiScover Club, where they left the entire room breathless ‘til the tumultuous end applause – and the band’s live sets are becoming the stuff of legend. Someone needs to book this band for an arena, soon, providing they’ve enough insurance to cover its inevitable collapse.
Live review here; EP review here
November Coming Fire (MySpace)
Already a firm fixture on the hardcore/punk domestic tour circuit, with shows with the likes of Converge, Gallows, Pelican and Dillinger Escape Plan beneath their belts, this quartet enjoys both a loyal following and the kind of creative spark in their compositions that lifts them up and out of the heard-it-before mire. Aggressive yet possessing a spacious restraint that allows the subtleties in their material to shine through, November Coming Fire are sure to surprise more than a few seen-the-name sorts with the release of their next album: we’ve been told it’s “crushing… like Cursed, sort of…”. Which earns a double thumbs up here.
Fighting out of the Brighton corner, this itchy-punk four-piece are sure to get fans of Ten Grand, Charlottefield, Drive Like Jehu and Optimist Club hot under their collars. Their MySpace tracks are currently enjoying heavy rotation (rotation, rotation) at the DiSopolis.
Plus one more band TBA and DiS DJs
Hope to see you there, earplugs at the ready…
Photograph by Charlotte Whittaker