Much-hyped electronic duo Disclosure were facing backlash after being accused of ‘miming’ their DJ set at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium over the weekend but the sibling duo act have hit back, taking to Facebook to say they were prevented from playing live by Capital FM.
Guy Lawrence described the experience as “frustrating and horrible”, saying that anyone with any knowledge of Disclosure knows they always play live:
“Capital FM made us do this show with a backing track playing but allowed the vocalists to sing. They said that they had to trigger the tracks themselves to sync visuals. We pleaded with them for weeks and weeks to let us play fully live or at least let us mix but they just weren’t having it.”
Guy and his partner in crime, Howard Lawrence, played their set with their decks unplugged and no headphones, which lead to the outrage from punters on the I Love Bass Music Facebook page, but the 22-year-old said they did that on purpose as they didn’t want to fake it for the crowd:
“Notice also that we didn’t try and make it look like we were mixing. We left the fucking plug on the floor on purpose, didn’t even plug phono leads into the master out, turned all the EQs fully down and the master out AND DIDN’T EVEN TAKE HEADPHONES for god sake!!”
Lawrence said the duo had wanted to thank Capital for playing their music “roughly 400 times a week across their various networks” but that the experience was a very strange one that they would not be going through again.
Disclosure’s debut album Settle was released at the start of the month, beating out Queens Of The Stone Age for the number 1 spot on the UK charts and currently sitting at number 5 on the ARIA charts. The British brothers are almost definitely heading our way for Parklife 2013.