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Not Top Form

What a year it's been for Canadian duo Jesse and Sebastian. Since February they've been on constant tour and have been in the UK for two tours and other festival dates. There's no doubt that this, the last date in their whirlwind tour, is their largest UK show to date. With the second stage packed to the rafters everyone is interested in just who and what Death From Above 1979 are all about.


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For anyone unaccustomed to such a unique way of playing bass, Death From Above 1979 are a sure surprise. With bass so overdriven that it pushes the capabilities of Leeds' PA - there's no doubt that they want to give their show their all. Despite all this, something is lacking from their performance.


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Death From Above 1979 have pulled a massive crowd and performed with their usual energy - yet something seems to be missing today as they play through forty minutes of their punching, bass-driven prog-rock.


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As Jesse throws himself around, using his bass as if it were a normal 6-string, Sebastian provides the tight backing that makes DFA the band they're renown to be.


It's not their best performance by a long shot and the sound from the PA doesn't help them, but one thing's for sure and that's that Death From Above are going in one direction only; and that's up.


To view all photos taken during this set click here. There are 14 available.