Disclosure celebrated the release of new album ‘Caracal’ with a headline set at London’s Apple Music Festival on Friday (September 25).
The duo released their second album on the same day of the gig and filled the 90-minute set with material from the record. Having played ‘White Noise’ and ‘F For You’, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence brought out rising star Nao to perform ‘Super Ego’. Nao had opened the gig as support act earlier in the evening.
New tracks ‘Magnets’ and ‘Nocturnal were both given their live debuts, though guest vocalists Lorde and The Weeknd were not present at the gig. Another track from ‘Caracal’, the speedy two-step of ‘Echoes’, was also given its live debut.
Soul singer Kwabs was raised high up above the stage as he performed ‘Willing & Able’ with the Lawrences, while Lion Babe vocalist Jillian Hervey came on to perform ‘Hourglass’. Prior to Hervey’s appearance Disclosure stepped away from their pop-leaning material and ran through dense renditions of ‘When A Fire Starts To Burn’ and ghetto-tech ‘Bang That’.
Sam Smith, whom Disclosure helped become the international star he now is, was also absent from the evening with a prior arrangement in Mexico. An animated version of Smith appeared on screens behind Disclosure as they played new single ‘Omen’ and again when they set ended with ‘Latch’.
Disclosure return to the UK for four gigs to take place in November and December. The duo will play dates in Glasgow and Manchester, plus two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace toward the end of the year.
Disclosure will play:
Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 26)
Manchester Central (November 28)
London Alexandra Palace (December 1, 2)
Disclsoure’s Apple Music Festival setlist was as follows:
‘F for You’
‘You & Me’
‘Willing & Able’
‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’