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Updated: 2016-09-28T12:17:03+01:00


Rockaway Beach 2016: The DiS Preview

2016-09-28T12:17:03+01:002016-09-28 12:17:03 +0100

DiS heads to Bognor Regis next weekend for the second Rockaway Beach festival. Here's a preview featuring the 10 acts we're most looking forward to seeing. DiS heads to Bognor Regis next weekend for the second Rockaway Beach festival. Held at the seaside town's Butlins complex over the weekend of 7th-9th October, this year's event features a host of mouthwatering names including the last ever live performance of Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne alongside other attractions such as the first ever screening of Killing Joke's 'Death & Resurrection Show' with a Q&A featuring the band members. Intimate in size - the main venue has a capacity of just 2,000 capacity. Rockaway Beach also provides many opportunities for bands and punters to injteract, with We Are Scientists set to do some go-karting with some fans, a five-a-side football tournament and and a band or two taking on teams of fans on the ten pin bowling lanes. With excitement levels at fever pitch, DiS has picked out ten acts we're most looking forward to seeing. --- Damo Suzuki (Sunday 9th, Reds Stage, 1900) Having made his name as the vocalist in pioneering krautrock combo Can, Damo Suzuki has spent the last three decades fronting his Network outfit. Which basically entails him and assorted guest musicians playing largely improvised sets of new and old material. His sound carriers for the purpose of Rockaway Beach are Glaswegian shoegazers St Deluxe, which should make for an exciting collusion. width="540" height="304" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Desert Mountain Tribe (Saturday 8th, Reds Stage, 1600) Having wowed Liverpool Psych Fest with an impressive performance last weekend, this London based trio bring their expansive psychedelic rock to Bognor Regis. Expect to be entranced from beginning to end by songs that will soon by household staples if there's any justice. width="540" height="304" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Eyre Llew (Saturday 8th, Reds Stage, 1315) Fusing elements of post-rock, ambient electronica, metal and shoegaze, this Nottingham three-piece have gained a reputation as one of the most innovative bands on the circuit since forming in the latter part of 2014. With comparisons to Sigur Ros, 65daysofstatic and Wild Beasts among others, it's fair to say they're also one of the most uncompromising outfits on the scene at present. width="540" height="304" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Fews (Sunday 9th, Reds Stage, 1730) It's been a hectic yet rewarding year for Malmo's finest post punk noise rock outfit. Debut album Means came out in May to rave reviews all across the board while their relentless tour schedule has seen them pick up a legion of fans wherever they have played. width="540" height="304" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Kagoule (Friday 7th October, Centre Stage, 1800) Another band to emerge from Nottingham's currently vibrant music scene. After putting out a handful of well received singles, debut long player Urth came out last year to much critical acclaim. With the long awaited follow-up due early next year and new single 'Magnified' out this week, it promises to be an exciting few months ahead for this hard rocking trio. width="540" height="304" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Killing Joke (Sunday 9th, Centre Stage, 2000) Having been making music together since 1978, Killing Joke are one of the most iconic bands of their generation. What's more, rather than rest on their laurels like many contemporaries from back in the day, they continue to push boundaries one step further with every subsequent release, as demonstrated by last year's excellent Pylon, their fifteenth long player to date. Not to be missed in any way, shape or form. width="540" height="304" src="" frameborder="0" a[...]

Celebrating 16 Years of Drowned in Sound

2016-09-27T23:32:02+01:002016-09-27 18:34:00 +0100

On Oct 4th come join us at Miranda in London for live music and DJs.

To celebrate DiS' 16th Birthday and to give you all an opportunity shout at our editor in person about the new forums (not to be found over here), we have organised a little event-slash-party at Miranda (the live music venue beneath the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch) from 7pm on October 4th.

Performing live will be Laura-Mary Carter from DiS favourites Blood Red Shoes, previewing material from her debut solo album. Supporting her will be our editor's favourite discovery of this year, Rhain (listen to her here), and we have some ace DJs including Eddy Temple-Morris, Ed Harcourt and Natalie Bang Bang spinning tunes until 1am. Full details on Facebook here.

It's only £3 to get in, and tickets are available with no booking fee from DICE.

Not on Facebook? Here's a flyer I threw together (with apologies to any graphic designers):

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