Death From Above 1979: ‘Things have become too earnest and soft’

The Toronto duo have hit out at a lack of political music

Death From Above 1979 have hit out against a lack of political music in 2014.

The duo, who release their first album, ‘The Physical World’, since reuniting in 2011 tomorrow (September 8), have spoken about their feelings about the current music scene, describing it as “too earnest and soft”.

Bassist Jesse F Keeler told the Guardian Guide: “Making political music three years ago may have seemed ridiculous, but it’s got to a point now where music needs to have a harder feeling.”


Drummer and singer Sebastien Grainger also explained of recent single ‘Government Trash’: “I’m happy that song came out just as crazy shit was happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The second verse was written while watching Boston being occupied by police after the marathon bombing. What the fuck was going on? That shit happened at the G20 summit in Toronto in 2010, too; kids got thrown in jail for absolutely no reason.”

Meanwhile, the band will channel that energy into a fresh set of live shows, with dates in Europe in October, including three dates in the UK.

Death From Above 1979 will play:

London Electric Ballroom (October 20)
Manchester Gorilla (21)
Glasgow The Garage (22)

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