The U.K.-based band earned nods for British album of the year for its 2013 debut, Settle, and group, breakthrough act and single for “White Noise.”
Adding to that validation was Settle’s Grammy Award nomination for best dance/electronica album.
The duo grew up in a musical family – Guy learning to play drums and Howard bass – and studied music production in college. Electronic music caught Guy’s attention around 2009, which led the siblings to create their own blend of techno, house and U.K. garage that is earning new fans and selling out venues such as NYC’s 3,000-capacity Terminal 5 (three show-run) and the 5,134-capacity Central Park Summerstage.
Appearances at Lollapalooza, Coachella, Treasure Island Music Festival and other events along with headlining have kept the word-of-mouth flowing.
AM Only’s Lee Anderson saw Disclosure’s potential early on.
“They were kind of at the forefront of the sound that I saw developing [and] coming out of the U.K. – house-y, R&B-inspired type of music – and it was beginning to grow. A lot of it was based in London,” Anderson told Pollstar. “I was made aware of Disclosure, connected with management, and really liked the music I was hearing. It’s diverse and exciting.
“They make fantastic music that can resonate with everybody. If you’re a Drake fan, Janelle Monae fan, Skrillex and Tiësto fan, you’ll like Disclosure.”
The band will be on the road in the U.S., Europe and Australia through early September.