Disclosure have discussed what to expect from their upcoming appearance at Wild Life festival in Brighton this weekend, as well as details of their upcoming album.
The two-day event will see the electronic pair perform live, with a host of guests including Sam Smith and Jamie xx on the bill. The inaugural Wild Life takes place at Brighton City Airport on June 6-7. Other acts confirmed for the festival include Rudimental, Nas, Mark Ronson, Earl Sweatshirt, George Ezra, Wu-Tang Clan, Annie Mac, Seth Troxler and Maya Jane Coles.
The UK duo are currently preparing their second album for release, recently sharing lead single ‘Holding On’. Speaking to NME in for an interview in this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, multi-instrumentalist Howard Lawrence said: “We’ve expanded pretty much every aspect of the live show except for the number of people on stage – it’s still just us two. We’ve taken influence from James Blake and SBTRKT’s live shows, but I don’t think anyone’s really done what we’re trying to do before. I think it’s going to be amazing. I don’t know the exact number yet, but I think our set will feature at least four or five new tracks.”
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Having recently revealed that they’re “nearly done” with work on their new album and that it will “definitely” be released in 2015, Lawrence has now confirmed to NME that the duo are “in the mixing process” of the record.
Speaking about collaborators on the album – which they say features “some big names” and also “singers that most people would never have heard of” – Lawrence stated that they only collaborate with an artist “if we’re a fan of their music in the first place”. He added: “We’ve got the opportunity to work with some really big names now, but we’ve turned down a lot of amazing people because they’re not necessarily what we’re about. It doesn’t matter if someone’s famous or not; if we’re not into them, we’re not into them.”