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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
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.