Two UK broth­ers are not only tak­ing Aus­tralia by storm on their lat­est tour, but are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the mu­sic in­dus­try as we know it

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY LISTINGS - MATTHEW DUNN

Lon­don broth­ers Guy and Howard Lawrence of Dis­clo­sure are show­ing mu­si­cal ma­tu­rity be­yond their years as they set out on a mis­sion to fill the void be­tween deep house, heavy bass and garage mu­sic.

They have fol­lowed the suc­cess of their de­but al­bum Set­tle with a tour of Aus­tralia as part of the Groovin the Moo fes­ti­val and some side shows.

Howard says the sib­lings are ex­cited to play to Aussie fans as it’s been a year since they were last Down Un­der.

“Be­ing on the Groovin the Moo line-up is such a rare op­por­tu­nity to see some unique parts of the coun­try,” he says. “We are keen to soak up as much of the cul­ture as we can be­fore we move on to the next show.”

While the duo en­joy play­ing live, Howard says tour­ing is more about the cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I think the best part of tour­ing is see­ing dif­fer­ent cul­tures and meet­ing new people,” he says. “I find Aus­tralia and New Zealand to be the most sim­i­lar to the UK out of any­where in the world.”

Play­ing a fes­ti­val, as op­posed to a club set, pro­vides a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence for the band, ac­cord­ing to Howard.

“It’s nice be­cause it at­tracts a wider au­di­ence that in­cludes adults, young teenagers and even whole fam­i­lies. I think it’s amaz­ing,” he says.

Howard says the broth­ers have in­tro­duced new el­e­ments to their show since they last toured Aus­tralia.

“I think for the ma­jor­ity, we are do­ing a show that in­cludes a lot of in­stru­ments. We plan to play our mu­sic live as a band with some DJing at some point,” he says.

“I think us­ing in­stru­ments is a good thing and I feel more people should do it. It gets the crowd ex­cited be­cause not a lot of people see dance mu­sic done like that.”

Go­ing off the last ex­plo­sive shows from their pre­vi­ous Aus­tralian tours, Howard says he’s ex­pect­ing big things this time around. Dis­clo­sure play Ea­tons Hill Ho­tel, Bris­bane, tonight.

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