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Over the past few weeks, in the run up to our 15th anniversary, we've been asking you (i.e. our followers on social media) which acts you have discovered through either our forums or editorial. From all of your suggestions we have compiled a playlist of your picks. Think of it as the ultimate bluffer's guide to DiS. Subscribe on Spotify or RDIO here.

From all of your replies, it's been fascinating to see a few names cropping up time and time again. Some are acts like The National who through the course of their career have been written about by the site, but constantly...

16 28 days ago

Photo via Hayley Williams’ Twitter

Chvrches are currently on tour in support of Every Open Eye. Last night at Nashville, TN’s Marathon Music Works, they brought out Paramore’s Hayley Williams, NME reports. She sang with Lauren Mayberry on “Bury It”. Watch fan footage below, via AltPress.

Watch Chvrches perform “Clearest Blue” at Pitchfork Music Festival 2015:

16 28 days ago

Chvrches are touring behind their exuberant sophomore album Every Open Eye, and last night (October 27) in Nashville, the Scottish trio brought out Paramore’s Hayley Williams for album standout “Bury It.”

This move takes us one step closer to the pop singularity: Williams is of course part of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” squad, and 1989 has been compared to Chvrches so frequently that the band was forced to address it.

Watch fan footage of the team-up below and prepare for pop’s blob-ification.

[via Pitchfork]

17 28 days ago

When a female-fronted rock band emerges the general consensus is to immediately draw comparisons to the pop rock powerhouse Paramore. Though the Indiana-based post-hardcore outfit ForeverAtLast, equipped with potent and swift chords as well as the melodious vocal capabilities of lead Brittany Paris, is more akin to the likes of Sent by Ravens.

Following their 2012 full-length February to February, ForeverAtLast have come back swinging with Ghosts Again. The group’s debut album had been laced with the frontwoman’s guttural scream, yet the sophomore release trades in these deep brooding tones in favor of faster paced lyrics that are entirely...

18 28 days ago

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry was an emo-pop fan before she became a synthpop star, and Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has always seemed like a deeply cool human being, so these two were always destined to meet. And it happened last night in Williams’ Nashville hometown. During Chvrches’ show at Marathon Music Works, Williams came to the stage to join the group on “Bury It,” one of the songs from their great new album Every Open Eye. Williams has always been a firecracker onstage, but Mayberry is typically more reserved, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her throw down the...

18 28 days ago

It doesn't seem possible that DiS started 15 years ago this month, but we've triple-checked, and checked once more, and it definitely seems to be correct. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the folks at Vevo invited us (well, me) to compile a playlist of 15 favourite tracks from the past 15 years.

I accidentally picked 16 videos, and then couldn't bring myself to pull one off, so you get 16 songs instead. HERE IS THE PLAYLIST, and this is what I chose, with a quick bit about why.... I'll probably play a few of these tracks at our 15th Birthday Party...

16 29 days ago

Jordan McGraw and his band Hundred Handed released their debut single on Friday, “Love Me Like The Weekend.” The new pop rock band’s sound is the product of the fun seeking, crazy minds of its three members Jordan McGraw (vocals/guitar), Drew Langan (drums) and Matt Black (bass). The three friends set out to recapture the excitement of being in your first band with the experience they captured touring the world on the road that led them to Hundred Handed.

Says McGraw, who is Dr. Phil's son, "We were inspired by a fresh start here with our new band, Hundred Handed....

19 29 days ago

Alejandra Deheza has revealed the release date and several key details surrounding her final album with School of Seven Bells. Due out next February through Vagrant Records, SVIIB was recorded with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83, The Raveonettes) and written in the summer of 2012, several months before band co-founder Benjamin Curtis was diagnosed with a rare case of T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. (The disease claimed his life at the young age of 35 on December 29, 2013.)

“I listen to some of these songs now,” Deheza told Stereogum recently, “and they just seem to make so much more sense now...

17 About 1 month ago

Interview: Ailsa Harper

Ahead of their sold out show at Glasgow’s Stereo I caught up with Callie Noakes and Paul Jackson from Eliza and the Bear about some of their achievements so far and what’s in store for the band for the rest of the year.

How did you guys meet each other?

Callie: I met James on a night out and we became friends practically straight away. The other band members, Paul, Chris and Martin were friends from college.

Paul: We were in separate bands and had played gigs together locally, eventually we all just came together to form Eliza and the Bear.

Where did the...

14 About 2 months ago


SKIES is Folkstone-based duo, Alie Cotter (vocals/guitar) and Jericho Tozer (vocals/synths).

Radio-ready pop punk sounds dominate their new track, ‘Feel Like It’, which has been produced by Oz Craggs (Mallory Knox, Feed The Rhino). Think huge choruses; simple, but effective and heartfelt lyrics; and epic synth hooks.

Of ‘Feel Like It’, the band say “the track was written after watching a film about the Tsunami in Indonesia. I couldn’t understand why god couldn’t just reach down and stop it from happening. It also touches on the concept of being in a relationship with someone who isn’t trying, someone who is just a dead weight in...

15 About 2 months ago

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events..

1)  On October 25, at 7pm, Osteria Nino will host its monthly “Sunday Supper” event to benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (Rockland, MA), the state’s leading breast cancer organization. At this family-style dinner enveloped in warm Italian hospitality, Osteria Nino will team up with local farms throughout New England to feature the season’s finest bounty while honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Osteria Nino’s executive chef, Walace Benica, will prepare a farm-to-fork...

13 About 2 months ago

Spanish alt-pop artist Sofi de la Torre returns today with another does of downtempo R&B-inflected pop with her new single entitled "London x Paris", which serves as the second track to be lifted from her forthcoming Mess EP, due for release on November 20th. The track once again sees Sofi collaborating with longtime Finnish producer Jonas Karlsson and songwriter Axel Ehnström, a duo she first teamed up with to produce the widely popular "Vermillion", championed by both Billboard and The Guardian.

With a sound she self-describes as "pop done right", the EP demonstrates Sofi's infectious style at its...

2 sources About 2 months ago