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"All the best female-fronted pop songs ever ('Atomic', 'Kids In America', anything involving Gwen Stefani), mashed up and sung out by an indie Alison Goldfrapp in a stripy prom dress. Better believe it, buddy" NME

Dead Disco are Victoria Hesketh (vocals/ keyboards), Marie France (bass/ backing vocals) and Lucy Catherwood (guitar). The band formed at school: the only one for miles, as it happened, somewhere left of the middle of nowhere at the heart of North Yorkshire. There was little to do so Marie and Lucy decided to start a band. Eventually they arrived at art school in Leeds and placed an ad on a Leeds music website which both the girls knew, from bitter experience, would most likely throw up a deluge of freaks, losers and opportunists. Instead, happily, it produced Victoria. With less than a handful of songs under their collective Dead Disco belt the band started gigging. One of their first performances was at Manchester's In The City, leading to a recording stint in with James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco) in his London attic studio. The outcome was the limited issue debut 'The Treatment' in early 2006, which instantly filled indie dance floors up and down the country including heavy rotation at London's Trash. The track 'City Place' was released digitally through Playlouder Recordings. Radio sessions for both Radio 1's Steve Lamacq and Xfm's John Kennedy followed, as did sold out gigs and an appearance at the Leeds festival. The release of 'Automatic', the last ever single on Fierce Panda, firmly established them as one of the UK most exciting new bands, and not long after they signed with 679 Recordings/ Warner Music. The band are currently making their debut album in LA with well respected producer Greg Kurstin (Gwen Stefani, Flaming Lips, Peaches, Lily Allen).



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On 2nd September 2006 at 20:29 Anonymous 5942 wrote...

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On 19th December 2006 at 13:03 Anonymous 6178 wrote...

If you like Dead Disco have a listen to Victoria chatting about Vodka and manhunting on Crossthepond Music podcast.


On 19th December 2006 at 13:05 Anonymous 6178 wrote...

the url of which is http://www.crossthepondmusic.com

she sounds great


Features & Interviews

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Dead Disco release their debut single on Monday and are coming to the end of their current UK tour. Mark Shahid caught up with the girls (and boy) on their travels...


CD Reviews

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Gig Reviews

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Live @ Cockpit on Wednesday, 6th September 2006


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Live @ Cockpit on Wednesday, 6th September 2006


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Live @ Dublin Castle (London) on Tuesday, 1st August 2006


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Live @ Cockpit on Friday, 10th March 2006


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Live @ Mixing Tin on Tuesday, 11th October 2005


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Live @ Cockpit on Monday, 26th September 2005



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Gig History

Dead Disco has played 16 gigs in Leeds • Add a gig

  • 2007-10-21 @ Joseph's Well
  • 2007-09-22 @ Faversham
  • 2007-05-29 @ Mine
  • 2006-09-19 @ Mine
  • 2006-09-11 @ Coco Bar
  • 2006-09-06 @ Cockpit
  • 2006-07-19 @ Cockpit
  • 2006-07-07 @ Cockpit
  • 2006-04-22 @ Faversham
  • 2006-03-21 @ Mine
  • 2006-03-10 @ Cockpit
  • 2005-10-11 @ Mixing Tin
  • 2005-09-26 @ Cockpit
  • 2005-09-21 @ The Warehouse
  • 2005-08-20 @ The Vine
  • 2005-08-18 @ Mixing Tin