Disclosure & Sam Smith On Fallon

Last night, the groups behind two of last year’s best albums showed up on American late-night TV. First, there was Vampire Weekend on Kimmel. Then, there was the two Lawrence brothers of Disclosure, whose LP Settle persistently refuses to get old, making their U.S. TV debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The duo brought singer Sam Smith along for a rendition of their breakout single “Latch,” and they also had a setup where their face-logo thing, projected on a wall behind them, sings along — not something they had the last time I saw them live. It looked weird! Watch the performance below.

Settle is out now on PMR, and Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour is out 5/26 via Capitol.

Comments (4)
  1. they had it for pitchfork i now, and it makes way more sense when the singer isn’t there to perform the song with them but whatever i love this group and song….

  2. Kind of a subdued performance… Disclosure had way more energy when I saw them live. Maybe nerves over being on TV?

    • maybe only playing 1/4 of the drums

      • I still have a problem with live electronic music. I love Disclosure’s album, and I think they’re great musicians and songwriters. They’re just not good enough performers to make it translate. The visual effects are great, but they don’t do it for me.

        RJD2, AraabMuzik, Mixmaster Mike and NIN are examples of live performances of electronic music that impressed me. Disclosure and Purity Ring not so much.

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