MM PENDULUM Live At Brixton Academy Outrageously energetic Aussie dance-rock
fusionists Pendulum release this combined album and DVD recorded at Brixton Academy last December.
EVERYONE loves Friendly Fires, from trendy radio stations to the South Bank Show, which recently nominated the dance-rock
band for its breakthrough arts award.
Labelled by the trend-setters as "this generation's Stone Roses", the dance-rock
combo (pictured right) were heading for big things on the back of hit single Take The Long Road And Walk It.
THEY'RE the cult American band who blazed the trail for so many of today's dance-rock
The two-piece are getting good reviews from both guitar and dance press from the likes of NME and Mixmag for their dance-rock
style that has seen them compared to Interpol and New Order.
So whether by fate, fortune or canny DJing, the attendees of the swanky evening were in for a treat when on comes 1990's funkiest dance-rock
hit, Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite.
Next on the bill are Sio Paulo's freewheeling dance-rock
Using their 2004 dance-rock
opus Any Minute Now as the primary source material, they stretch and chop old tunes, plus a few new ones, into radically different configurations.
Tipped for success this year, the band completely stormed the Glasgow venue last Thursday with their hybrid dance-rock
and got a groove on in Tut's that was more akin to the Arches.
JAMES MURPHY, WISE-ASS MASTERMIND behind dance-rock
punk-funk LCD Soundsystem and DFA Records, makes cowbell-laced disco-infiltrated tracks that are making people move on dance floors around the world.
The exuberant Manchester dance-rock
band consisting of lead vocalist Matt Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel perform hits from their three No 1 albums at Middlesbrough's Stewart Park.
Can't Keep Up was a monster of a track, at least in local terms, a bombastic dance-rock
crossover with hook so infectious the Tourist Board used it to lure travellers to new Northern Ireland.
When the final lineup for the coming 'In the Mix' show, which will feature six acts from the pop and indie-rock scenes, was announced a few months ago, it looked like most eyes would be on Joe Jonas' funky dance-rock
band, DNCE, and the fangirl magnet of a band from Australia, 5 Seconds of Summer.
Despite such grand associations with themed albums, this third release is still the hook-laden dance-rock
we've come to expect from Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Overland Knudsen.
Entertainment will be provided by Tension, a dance-rock
band that covers everything from AC/DC and Aerosmith to The Beatles.