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Formed in 2011, Disraeli Gears (who share their name with the 1967 Cream album) were based in Leeds to begin with, while at University.

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Disraeli Gears

Formed in 2011, Disraeli Gears (who share their name with the 1967 Cream album) were based in Leeds to begin with, while at University.

Since graduating, they relocated to London and even ventured to Paris for recording. The four-piece could not be described as gothic nor grunge, but are definitely somewhere between the two. They’re too delicate for a heavy-handed label, but have a kind of slow-building sound that is brooding, gloomy and incredibly exciting. It’s our job as rock lovers to support them.

Raw Meat: Tell us about your local music scene; what’s your favourite local venue, are there any record labels or stores we should look up, what’s the scene like where you’re from?
DG: We're currently residing in south-west London but have spent the majority of our existence in Leeds. We all really enjoyed getting involved with the scene there - it's very accessible, and promoters and venues often make it easy for you to put on shows in a way we haven't found in London. The city is quite small, but full of great venues. We really enjoyed playing at the Brudenell Social Club a few times. It's a really unique small-ish venue which attracts some amazing bands.

Name one track or band that you love from the past.
We've listened to Jeff Buckley's Grace a lot in the past. 'Mojo Pin' stands out as one of our favourites.

Name one track or band that you’re loving right now.
Loads of stuff really, past and present. Off the top of my head, D.D. Dumbo, Blake Mills, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear. Each of us enjoy a range of styles though, more than that short list might suggest.

Name one track or band that you think we should listening out for in the future.
Our friends Death Rattle are about to release their debut album. We've heard bits and pieces, and its sounding pretty amazing. Watch out for those guys.

What are you up to now?
We're mid-tour at the moment. We spent a week up north which was really great. We head west next, to Bristol and then back up north for a final few shows. We've been trying out some new material, and have had a really positive response so far. We also have a cool one-off show coming up in Budapest with some old friends of ours. It'll be our first gig abroad so we're curious to see how Sam's unique, abstract brand of stage banter goes down over there. It's also in an amazing venue called A38, which is a retired warship so I guess that'll be nice too.

What can we expect from you next?
We're working hard behind the scenes to get everything ready for a single release, which is to be followed by an EP. After that, hopefully lots more recording, writing, gigging, and above all, petrol station sandwiches. They're the reason we do all of this.

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