Early birds at this Friday's end-of-summer DiS bash at London's Monto Water Rats (yes, we know summer's only just started... sorry) will be treated to the sounds of up-and-coming Londoners Hot Rocket (pictured), who have been lined up to open proceedings.
The band are late additions to a bill already bursting with quality. For just £12 advance, the below line-up really is quite the steal!
Chicago-based trio recently seen supporting Tool. Great responses in the UK so far, and one of DiS's highlights of this year's SXSW. Amazing live - complex yet danceable, like Battles or Foals going metal. (MySpace)
British progressive five-piece whose debut album, Good Nature (working title!), is due for release soon through the DiS label. Truly captivating live. (MySpace)
I Was A Cub Scout
Youthful electro-emo two-piece, recently seen winning over the masses at Reading and Leeds. Debut album is in the pipeline, and their new single 'Our Smallest Adventures' is out now. (MySpace)
From the north-east they come, with angular riffs and hips a swingin'. Already a favourite amongst gig-goers with their ears to the underground, Dartz! are a killer live act who draw upon highlights from their This Is My Ship album with super-quirky skillz. (MySpace)
London-based, Ireland-born Eugene is a hugely promising singer-songwriter talent, already much loved in DiS circles. His debut mini-album, The Early Learnings Of..., received a 9/10 slap on the back from us earlier this year, and is a must-have for anyone won over by the likes of Jamie T and Fionn Regan. (MySpace)
Plus, of course, Hot Rocket. MySpace here. Also: sets from DiS DJs and DJs from Kerrang! and Rock Sound. Ace-core. Tickets - some still available - are £12 advance and available from HERE. Doors are at 7, and everything stops at 2am.