By Lauren Simpson
Disclosure look set for world domination in 2013 and, after their set at King Tut’s, it’s not hard to see why. They may just be two young brothers – Dan and Howard Lawrence – but they capped off 2012 with their single Latch making it to No. 11 in the charts, and went one better with recent single White Noise shooting to No. 2.
Their first headline show in Glasgow started off slow, with the duo making their way through their more techno non-lyrical tracks, allowing the crowd to ease into their set. Having completely sold out the gig, the Lawrence brothers could have easily filled a bigger venue, which probably would have suited them better. King Tut’s seemed like an unusual choice for the duo; it’s normally reserved for guitar-led indie bands, whose crowds are less than lively, but there was nothing but dancing for Disclosure.
Tracks from previous EPs What’s In Your Head and Tenderly were great points in the set, while their remix of Jessie Ware’s Running showed how the Londoners can really mix things up in a live setting. They had some great onstage chat too; with sweat dripping off them they were grateful for the rowdy response from the Glaswegians.
Despite a great set, Disclosure’s lack of vocalists onstage did tire easily; it may as well have been a DJ set. They covered a lot of their back catalogue, with Flow lighting up King Tut’s, but it was perhaps a bit too bass-y at times. Their biggest tracks White Noise and Latch were saved for last and, as predicted, they were what most of the crowd had been waiting for.
Disclosure played an electric set, but it would probably be more enjoyable seeing them DJ – at least then we would have got more than an hour’s set out of them.