Disclosure is a name that has quickly become synonymous to the dance music world in the UK, having a string of hits off their acclaimed debut album “Settle”. With a hectic tour schedule, and most recently receiving four BRIT Award nominations, to say 2013 was a big year for brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence would be an understatement.
I was able to catch them on the U.S. leg of their current world tour, which sees them onto Mexico for a few shows before returning to the UK and around Europe before the festival season gets into full swing in May. The opportunity to see a Live performance by them was not to be missed. This Live performance showcased the duo’s immense talent for making music, complete with keyboards, guitars, and drums.
Warehouse Live in downtown Houston provided a perfect stage for Disclosure, who are still gaining recognition and a following here in the States. The show was pushed back three hours due to an ice storm that delayed them in New Orleans. Talking to fellow attendees in the moments before the duo took the stage, I discovered many had just been introduced to Disclosure only recently, like myself. Despite the last minute change in the start time from 7 p.m to 10 p.m – none were willing to miss this show; meaning we were all in for a late night. Once the lights cut off and the smoke screened the stage, we were all in for a treat.
The brothers appropriately kicked off the show with arguably their biggest hit “When the Fire Starts To Burn”, to warm the crowd up for what was to come. The duo’s production team was on point with a full on visual experience to accompany the quality live performance taking place. They continued with ‘F for You,’ another fan favorite of theirs that just recently received the remix treatment from none other than the great Mary J Blige. She helped make a great song even greater.
They performed their debut album Settle in its entirety, with the crowd fully involved in every lyrical opportunity given. One notable inclusion outside of their sole album was ‘Tenderly’ – a smooth groovy electro influenced track they released back in 2012. The true musicianship the two brother possess was constantly reinforced through every song they played, adding drum lines, guitar riffs, and numerous variations to their already solid productions.
The show came to a close in the most fitting way possible, the duo slowing things down for “Latch”, a true goose-bump inducing moment with the entire crowd involved in every word of the song. A quality ending to an all out incredible show.
Those both new to Disclosure and already dedicated fans, experienced a Live performance sure to be remembered and talked about for months to come. The late night out proved more than worth it, for all those that came out to see them regardless of the cold, time or distance. Disclosure left their mark on Houston with a stellar performance filled with memorable moments. Till next time… -JB
About the Author
Justen Barber, Houston, TX native. Studies Mass Communication and Spanish at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Lived in Puerto Rico for 2 years as a kid. It solidified spanish as part of his life. Former Marketing/PR intern for Pacha, NYC. Music. Travel. Fuego.