The Dismemberment Plan – Preview

Published On October 28, 2013 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Reviews & Previews

Sun Nov 24th 2013
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Following a couple of dates in the US, The Dismemberment Plan kick off a short UK tour with this show presented by One Inch Badge at Brighton’s Audio to promote their quirky comeback album released earlier this month, titled ‘Uncanney Valley’, which MTVHive describes as “catchy and weird and delightfully imperfect – just like all the band’s albums”.

This peculiarly named indie-rock quartet – their name comes from an offhand quote from the 90s classic film Groundhog Day – from Washington DC originally formed back in 1993, but went their separate ways a decade later in 2003. However, following the success of their one-off reunion show in 2007 (which actually ended up being two dates due to phenomenal demand), the band reformed in 2011 to tour the US and Japan and released a live album, ‘Live in Japan’ 2011. Their latest record, Uncanney Valley, is their first studio album in ten years.

Their breakthrough album ‘Emergency & I’ was a huge underground success, leading them on to support Pearl Jam and a co-headline tour with Washington’s heavyweight alt-rockers Death Cab for Cutie, showing that the band certainly moved in the right circles. Fast-forward to 2013 and with a strong US and international fan-base and a string of big music festivals under their belts, their new show is expected to be more confident, more energetic and more mature, with the same ironic humour as before but with a more refined and developed musical palette, displaying clearer than ever their influences from R&B, hip-hop, dance-punk and new wave.

Uncanney Valley’ is available now on Knitting Factory Records, Inc.

Tickets available here.

Check out The Dismemberment Plan in action below:

About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!