The (Barclaycard) Mercury Prize 2013 – Blake, Disclosure and Hopkins

We seem to do a lot of 'run downs' here at OnTheBeat. Obviously this is due to a near unquenchable desire to keep people updated on what's going on in the music world and not because we know we can get more legs out of separating things into different, more specific blogs. Honest. Anyway, these [...]

Review: Disclosure – Settle

Controversial viral video? Check. Scarily young and talented? Check. Chart topping single? Check. Impressive live reputation? Check (well, when they plug in their equipment). The perfect recipe for a hype wave of biblical proportions. And for extreme jealously and bitterness from me. Despite the tender ages of Guy and Howard Lawrence it feels like Disclosure have been around [...]