Disclosure Feat. Sam Smith – Latch
As the nights are drawing in and winter approaches, there’s nothing I’d rather hear than some sassy vocals over a garage-flavoured, minimal r’n'b beat with house overtones. Luckily, London brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence who are Disclosure, are on hand to provide just this kind of sonic soother in their track ‘Latch’ which features Sam Smith on vocals. The video for the track was produced by Bullion.
There is a lot of soul in Disclosure’s music, which comes from their love of Motown. But they also listen to a whole load of other kinds of music too, which you’d almost never guess from their sound. “We mainly listen to older dance music – the classic Detroit sound has been one of our biggest influences. As has the UK Garage scene. We’re not massively into categorizing music too much, we just like music with some intelligence behind it! It is weird because that’s what we’ve grown up on – band music. Our dad used to play us a lot of Genesis and prog-rock too, so this couldn’t be more different. We’ve had to listen to so much horrible stuff, but I still listen to prog every now and then. It’s got its place,” says Howard.
As some of the youngest talent within the UK scene, the brothers are positive about the way their kind of music is developing. “It feels really healthy at the moment. There are so many young producers making really good music, that it’s only going to get better. The fact that a lot of young people are making house music really excites us – it just shows that that style of music is going to keep connecting with future generations.”
Music has been in the brothers’ blood from a young age. Both their parents are musicians, and both boys have played in bands and made music individually since they were ten, but it’s only been within the last two years they decided to put a name on their efforts and join forces, whereupon Disclosure was born.
As well as working on tracks for a new album, Disclosure have started booking dates for a 2013 tour. Catch them in the following places…
01 March – Gorilla – Manchester
02 March – King Tuts – Glasgow
04 March – Hifi – Leeds
05 March – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
06 March – The Exchange – Bristol
07 March – Heaven – London