Brothers dis­close all

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE 'N' LOUD -

T THE fore­front of the elec­tronic mu­sic scene, Dis­clo­sure – aka 21-year-old Guy and 18-year-old Howard Lawrence – are mak­ing mu­sic well be­yond their years.

The Lon­don-based brothers bring their ad­dic­tive tunes to Aus­tralia for the first time next year for the Sum­mafiel­d­ayze fes­ti­val.

Dis­clo­sure’s third EP, The Face, blends deep house bass lines, Dilla-es­que snares and melodic two-step top lines.

Howard says the duo is half-way through work on their de­but al­bum.

‘‘It’s got the same flavour. We are not go­ing to start chang­ing di­rec­tion,’’ he says.

‘‘But we don’t want it all to be dance tempo. We have dif­fer­ent speeds and there will be a few dif­fer­ent vo­cal­ists; it’s a bit of a mixed bag with a few sur­prises.’’

Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from older house, UK garage and hip hop, Howard says Dis­clo­sure’s sound is in­flu­enced by older mu­sic.

‘‘I was four when I first started mak­ing mu­sic. Ev­ery­one in our fam­ily is a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian,’’ he says.

‘‘My dad is a singer in a band and my grand­par­ents were clas­si­cal mu­si­cians.

‘‘There was a turn­ing point in what we lis­tened to as we grew up. I started lis­ten­ing to singer-song­writ­ers from the UK, whereas Guy was lis­ten­ing to Amer­i­can hip hop.

‘‘When we first heard (Lon­don elec­tronic record­ing artist) Burial, that’s when we prop­erly got into mak­ing the mu­sic we are.’’

Dis­clo­sure are still work­ing on the finer points of their live show – Howard says their live sets are al­ways de­vel­op­ing.

‘‘We have a se­lec­tion of in­stru­ments each and I am singing in some of the songs. Our show gets big­ger ev­ery time,’’ he says.

‘‘We need it to be as vis­ual as pos­si­ble. We want peo­ple to see us mak­ing the sounds.’’

Howard says his mu­sic ben­e­fits from him work­ing with his brother.

‘‘It’s so good. We are mates and we are good at push­ing each other in the right di­rec­tion,’’ he says.

Dis­clo­sure, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Chem­i­cal Brothers and more play Sum­mafiel­d­ayze at Doug Jen­nings Park, The Spit, on Jan­uary 5.

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