Bloody hell, there’s an awful lot of nonsense on the Reading and Leeds 2014 festival line-up, isn’t there? I mean, we know this isn’t a bona fide heavy music festival like Download and Sonisphere, but sweet flippin’ Jesus is there some pony stinking up the bill this year. That’s because it’s enormous – literally 100s of bands – but, as such, there are also a whole load of bloody excellent bands and this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist cuts through all that and brings you the very best of the heavy stuff that you can find if you sniff around the schedule a little bit.
La Dispute, formed in 2004, is five close friends from Grand Rapids, Michigan with a firm passion for the concept of music and art as a medium for making new friends. As a result, La Dispute makes (or strives to make) music that is both artistically, technically, and emotionally engaging in hopes of establishing legitimate connections with any and all interested people, while encouraging dialogue between those people and themselves about things in life that truly matter and that truly last. Read more on Last.fm
La Dispute on Thrash Hits
June 28th, 2012
It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.
June 10th, 2012
We know that photo makes it look like Jordan Dreyer from La Dispute’s head is exploding, but it’s just a trick of the light. We high-five’d him earlier and can confirm his head is still all in one piece. [Read more →]
October 6th, 2011
No Sleep Records
03 October 2011
by Alex Andrews
“Honesty is the best policy.” If ever there was a man to live that very sentiment, it’s La Dispute’s Jordan Dreyer. Yet almost as soon as he makes his entrance, Dreyer derails his train of thought to make an excuse for his idiosyncratic openness. “Not sure why I’m even writing this,” he confesses. “But I guess it feels right. It sort of feels like I have to – like an exorcism.” Even without the images of spinning heads and projectile vomiting that the ‘e’ word conjures, you probably get the idea that Wildlife isn’t exactly one to be filed under ‘easy listening.’ [Read more →]
August 11th, 2011
They’ve done it. They’ve survived. Tomas Doyle and Ben Gibson have made it through to the other side of Hevy Festival 2011. Let’s see what they got up to on the third and final day of the festival….