Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Death from Above 1979: Cockpit, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 9 February 2005

WITH SO MANY FOUR-PIECE guitar bands clogging up the live circuit, Canada's Death from Above 1979 are certainly a bit different. A two-piece featuring the marauding basslines of Jesse F Keeler and a singing drummer, Sebastien Grainger, they further distinguish themselves by wearing elephants' trunks in their publicity material. "We wanted our band to be like an elephant in your living-room," is Grainger's explanation. "You might not like it but you couldn't ignore it."

Total word count of piece: 306

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.