Artist: Disco Ensemble

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Some new Disco Ensemble dates for the fall:

10/05 - Studenterhuset, Aalborg (DK) w/Veto
10/06 - Voxhall, Aarhus (DK) w/Veto
10/07 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK) w/Veto

Eastpak Antidote Tour 2006 w/Gogol Bordello, Danko Jones and Bedouin Soundclash:
10/31 - Met, Leeds (UK)
11/01 - Barrowlands, Glasgow(UK)
11/02 - Academy, Birmingham (UK)
11/03 - Academy, Manchester (UK)
11/04 - Brixton Academy, London (UK)
11/06 - Dome, Brighton (UK)
11/08 - Ewerk, Köln (GER)
11/09 - AB, Brussels (BEL)
11/10 - Filharmonie, Filederstadt/Stuttgart (GER)
11/11 - Le Trabendo, Paris (FRA)
11/12 - BT 59, Bordeaux (FRA)
11/13 - Heineken, Madrid (ESP)
11/14 - Apollo, Barcelona (ESP)
11/16 - Alcatraz, Milan (ITA)
11/17 - New Estragon, Bologna (ITA)
11/18 - Xtra, Zurich (SWI)
11/19 - Gasometer, Vienna (AUS)
11/21 - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden (GER)
11/22 - Columbia Halle, Berlin (GER)
11/23 - Docks, Hamburg (GER)

Finnish act Disco Ensemble on tour in the UK:

08/20 - Fibbers, York
08/21 - Academy, Birmingham
08/22 - Freebutt, Brighton
08/23 - Academy, Bristol
08/24 - Charlotte, Leicester
08/25 - Barfly, Glasgow
08/26 - Moshulu, Aberdeen
08/27 - Academy, New Castle
08/28 - Academy, Liverpool
08/29 - Barfly, Cardiff
08/30 - Barfly, London
08/31 - Rockcity, Nottingham

Finnish act Disco Ensemble is spreading their tentacles into Europe and has signed a worldwide deal (excluding Finland where they remain on Fullsteam) with Universal Records. They recently re-recorded four songs from the "First aid kit album with Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Fireside, The Hives, etc.) and Michael Ilbert (The Hellacopters, Cardigans, etc.) in Sweden for a special European rerelease in August. The single "Black euro" comes out first on August 4 and the full-length follows on August 18. And that's not all - the band will also release "We might fall apart" as a 7" single in the UK on July 3 simultaneously with a release in their home country of Finland. For the record, "We might..." is probably my favorite DE song that I've heard, but that's not necessarily saying that much.

Finnish act Day Eleven will recordtheir second album at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden starting in late Augst. Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Opeth, Disco Ensemble) will produce with Miitri Aaltonen (Stam1na, Mokoma) assisting.

The mainstreaming of emo/hardcore took me by surprise. I remember laughing at the kids with the backpacks and too-tight sweaters quivering to bands like Evergreen and Mohinder back in the day. It's not that I have anything against the music - I actually still listen to a lot of 90s hardcore - I just can't understand how it became cool. I guess I'm already on my way to becoming an old fogey. Kids these days, y'know? Regardless of all that, Norway seems to leading the way when it comes to keeping the scene alive. Mainstays like JR Ewing and Kaospilot have been at it for awhile, but up-and-comers like Rumble in Rhodos are stealing the show (and awards like "Favourite new international artist" at Canadian Music Week earlier this year, beating out Finnish also-rans Disco Ensemble). I'm posting this particular track today because it reminds me of Texas is the Reason, one of the trailblazers of the melodic emo/post-hardcore genre or whatever you want to call it. Good stuff - bring on the octave chords!

MP3: Rumble in Rhodos - Step into the night

The mainstreaming of emo/hardcore took me by surprise. I remember laughing at the kids with the backpacks and too-tight sweaters quivering to bands like Evergreen and Mohinder back in the day. It's not that I have anything against the music - I actually still listen to a lot of 90s hardcore - I just can't understand how it became cool. I guess I'm already on my way to becoming an old fogey. Kids these days, y'know? Regardless of all that, Norway seems to leading the way when it comes to keeping the scene alive. Mainstays like JR Ewing and Kaospilot have been at it for awhile, but up-and-comers like Rumble in Rhodos are stealing the show (and awards like "Favourite new international artist" at Canadian Music Week earlier this year, beating out Finnish also-rans Disco Ensemble). I'm posting this particular track today because it reminds me of Texas is the Reason, one of the trailblazers of the melodic emo/post-hardcore genre or whatever you want to call it. Good stuff - bring on the octave chords!

Rumble in Rhodos - Step into the night

After playing The Great Escape Festival in London (the English attempt to emulate SXSW), Finland's Disco Ensemble will do a short UK tour of the Barflys alongside 65 Days Of Static and The Morning After Girls. Dates:

05/18 - The Great Escape, Brighton
05/20 - The Great Escape, Brighton
05/21 - Barfly, Liverpool
05/22 - Barfly, Glasgow
05/23 - Barfly, York
05/24 - Barfly, Cardiff
05/25 - Barfly, London

Some new tourdates for Finland's Disco Ensemble:

05/27 - Rocco Del Schlacko Festiva, Saarbrucken (GER)
06/06 - Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL)
06/08 - Vera, Gröningen (NL)
06/10 - w2, Den Bosch (NL)
06/22 - Kieler Woche, Kiel (GER)
07/01 - Open Air St Gallen, St Gallen (CH)

The Pitchfork guide to SXSW includes tips on many acts, including Scandinavians Serena Maneesh (natch), Figurines, The Ark, Sign, Disco Ensemble, Astrid Swan, Quit Your Dayjob, Animal Alpha, Sarah Hepburn and of course, José González. I'd also recommend tracking down Loney, Dear and Kristofer Ĺström.

Drowned in Sound interviews Finland's Disco Ensemble: http://www.drownedinsound.com/content/view/633664

Finnish mallpunks Disco Ensemble are featured at UK music biz site Record of the Day today: http://www.recordoftheday.com/cgi-bin/featuredClips.cgi

Drowned in Sound reports that Finland's Disco Ensemble was the best band at this year's Eurosonic Festival: http://www.drownedinsound.com/content/view/584359

Finland's Disco Ensemble will make their UK debut with an appearance at the Great Escape Festival taking place at the London Barfly on May 18-20.

Finland's Disco Ensemble will be playing some North American dates around SXSW:

03/02 - Kathedral, Toronto (CAN)
03/13 - Sin-é, New York
03/16-17 - The Drink, Austin (SXSW)

Finland's Disco Ensemble has posted four of their videos for free download: http://www.discoensemble.com/