May 4, 2013 15:07

Disclosure compare forthcoming debut album 'Settle' to Daft Punk

'It's a vocal album,' says Howard Lawrence

Disclosure compare forthcoming debut album 'Settle' to Daft Punk
Disclosure have compared their forthcoming debut album, 'Settle', to Daft Punk.

Speaking to Spin, the duo - who are comprised of siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence - said that their first LP was unlike most dance music records due to its use of vocals. "[We compared] it to Daft Punk in the sense that it's a vocal album," said Howard. "There aren't many dance albums with full vocals. We don't really know why. You need the vocals to capture your tune and lift it now and again."

The pair also discussed their formative influences, with Howard stating: "I was listening to a lot of funk because I'm a bass player. I was also into a lot of singer-songwriters like Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush, because it's really clever songwriting." Guy, meanwhile, added: "I was listening to American hip-hop mainly, that's what got me into the idea of making music electronically, making beats and stuff like that. DJ Premier, Gang Starr, Busta Rhymes... just J. Dilla, basically."

'Settle' will be released on June 3 and features the singles 'White Noise', featuring Aluna Francis of Alunageorge, 'You & Me' featuring Eliza Doolittle and the hit single 'Latch', a collaboration with Sam Smith. Additionally, 'Settle' will feature a new collaboration with Jessie Ware as well as Jamie Woon, London Grammar and newcomers Ed Mac and Sasha Keable. Disclosure first worked with labelmate Jessie Ware when they remixed her single 'Running' in 2012.

The 'Settle' tracklisting is as follows:

'Intro'
'When A Fire Starts To Burn'
'Latch' (feat. Sam Smith)
'F For You'
'White Noise' (feat. AlunaGeorge)
'Defeated No More' (feat. Ed Mac)
'Voices' (feat. Sasha Keable)
'Second Chance'
'You & Me' (feat. Eliza Doolittle)
'January' (feat. Jamie Woon)
'Confess To Me' (feat. Jessie Ware)
'Help Me Lose My Mind' (feat. London Grammar)


Meanwhile, Disclsoure recently announced details of a UK tour set to take place this November. The eight date tour includes shows in Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, Brighton and Birmingham and will kick off in Bristol on November 16. The tour will conclude with a headline performance at Brixton Academy in London on November 28.

They will play:

Bristol, O2 Academy (November 16)
Leeds O2 Academy (18)
Newcastle O2 Academy (19)
Sheffield O2 Academy (23)
Nottingham Rock City (24)
Brighton The Dome (25)
Birmingham O2 Academy (27)
London O2 Academy Brixton (28)


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