LIVE REVIEW: DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979

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ACADEMY
25TH FEBRUARY 2015

Death from Above 1979 exploded over 10 years ago with the iconic album ‘You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine’, the band burnt themselves out and broke up exploring other sidelines like drummer and vocalist Jesse’s successful Modular dance duo, MSTRKRFT. To get an idea of the huge elephant shaped hole they left amongst fans, watch the documentary, Life After Death From Above.

Like a Phoenix rising from it’s ashes, they played Coachella in 2011 to a hyped up crowd and so the wheels were set turning again towards a triumphant 2014 second album, The Physical World. Although again being pressured by fans, industry and media, the record dropped and did not disappoint, which brings us to the live stuff…

With their conjoined elephant head backdrop Brixton was ready for their almighty return. The new and old material sat well together, delivering the hard-hitting, funky, balls out noise that can only come from DFA1979 with ‘Train Wreck’, ‘Crystal Ball’ and ‘Cheap Talk’ standing out from latest LP The Physical World. Following interviews with the band on their future, Crystal Ball gives a nod to their outlook “There’s no crystal ball, to see the happy endin’. I know I can’t say that this will last forever but I need you to know I don’t want you to go.” No we don’t want them to go! But we will treasure this memory in the meantime!