Introducing: Disq  

Disq

The spine of Wisconsin-based act Disq consists of vocalist and guitarist Isaac deBroux-Slone, and bassist Raina Bock; the roots of whose relationship can be traced back to when they were babes in arms.

The pair put out a short album in 2016 entitled Disq 1, a shimmering-but-punchy collection of tracks which demonstrate a strong ear for melody and a good deal of potential. Three years on, the now-5 piece’s double a-side “Communication”/“Parallel” shows this potential is perhaps on the way to being realised.

“Communiction” marries a jangly sort of post-punk insouciance with grandiose walls of delay-laden power pop, deBroux Slone's languid vocals furnishing the track with dream-like atmosphere. An unexpected elephantine, almost rock operatic middle 8 throws the song deliberately off-kilter in the final third, while a crystalline arpeggiated guitar-line underneath guides us back to the central refrain and a leisurely indie-rock solo to see us out.

“Parallel” is a song of two halves – the first half a shoegaze lament about the loss of lustre in young love, with a plaintive melody underscoring the very teenage drama of the chorus. Then once again, a curveball, as we're served a thick slice of electropop which eventually guides us to a sort of 70s soft rock outro.

The group played SXSW in early 2019, and were selected by Steve Lamacq as a new band to watch at the festival. They will support Stef Chura in August.

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