DFA 1979 plan matching tattoos to celebrate 10 years of ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’

Duo's debut album was released in October 2004

Jesse Keeler of Death From Above 1979 has said that he and Sebastien Grainger of the band plan to get matching tattoos when they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album later this year.

The band will be on tour when ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’ turns 10 but, speaking to NME in this week’s issue that is available on newsstands now and also available digitally, Keeler says, they may mark the occasion in permanent fashion.

“The actual anniversary is October 26. Seb and I may need to visit a tattoo shop!” he says.

Speaking about the material on their forthcoming second album ‘The Physical World’ which is set for release in September, Keeler also hints at a surprising influence: Iron Maiden.

“We have been playing most of these songs out since the winter of 2012, all to great response,” he says. “It’s hard to pick one, but I’d say ‘Government Trash’ probably gets the biggest ‘WOAH’ afterwards. What influences us and how that manifests itself in the songs may be very different. There’s definitely some Iron Maiden sneaking in at times… that may be a surprise.”

The band’s tour begins at Toronto’s Riot Fest on September 6/7, visiting Europe in October and including three dates in the UK.

Death From Above 1979 will play:

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

To check the availability of Death From Above 1979 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.