Critically adored for a sound that combines screamo, jazz, blues and spoken word, as well as the three albums worth of poetic lyrics which draw upon influences such as Asian folklore, Kurt Vonnegut and Vladimir Nabokov. La Dispute are perhaps the best band you’ve never heard of.
I admit that there’s a certain redundancy to writing an introductory feature about a band with three full length releases under their belts. But La Dispute have never really reached audiences larger than their small, but dedicated, core fan base. Their work exists within the vague genre of post-hardcore; it combines the intricate guitar work and vocal style of Hardcore Punk, with the lyricism and imagery of the post-punk movement. Think Black Flag by way of Joy Division.
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If you haven’t heard the new album from Fatherson, you need to.
I know it’s a big statement, but I don’t see why this band can’t be as big as fellow Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic. The album, ‘Open Book’, is a true album. Every song could be a single of its own, yet together they form a masterpiece.
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Film, TV and Music, Jacob Anderson has done it all. You might know him as Grey Worm, I know him as Raleigh Ritchie.
Although starring on arguably the biggest show on TV at the moment, Game of Thrones, many don’t know of his exploits into the music industry. In fact, a lot of people are surprised by the fact that Grey Worm takes time off from slaying for Daenerys Targaryen to pursue other interests.
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