Death From Above 1979 – Reading Festival 2011 review

Death From Above 1979 at Leeds Festival 2011 by Sara Bowrey
Death From Above 1979 at Leeds Festival 2011 by Sara Bowrey


The beast has risen from the dead. But this is no Thriller promo vid, this Canadian duo are as x-rated filth-rock as ever.

Celebrating the five precious years they spent together they play through the one album that set them apart. The debut LP ‘You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine‘ sounds as juicy in 2011 as it did fresh back in 2004.

Dressed in opposing black and white outfits, the pair the DFA infected have prime spot at the front to start the trouble. Stickman Sebastien Grainger chatting to the faithful during the brief respites.

Black History Month‘ and ‘Sexy Results‘ still demand your attention for pure hip-gyrating intensity.

The backdrop displays their gravestone but DFA 1979 have broken out the tomb and having just as much fun in the afterlife as they did in their short-lived career.

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