Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Modest Mouse, Fatih No More, Interpol, Bloc Party, Talking Heads


band members

Michael Strong - vocals/guitar, Andy Bartlett - keys/vocals, Matt Berghuis - bass/vocals, Mark Neal - guitar/vocals, Mick Colangelo - drums


Influences

Beck, XTC, Cut Copy, Aphex Twin, Stone Temple Pilots


Website

www.thedisappointedband.com

Bio

The Disappointed are perhaps best defined by their mish mash of influences. It’s pretty 90s, but there’s an early 80s New Wave vibe in there and a mid 70s prog thing happening too. There’s this tension in their sound between the classically trained element and a raw pop ethos. The Disappointed are a whole bunch of things at once, a whole bunch of personalities clashing and pushing up against each other.
WDD is taken from upcoming debut album Escapism, the culmination of several years work. The Disappointed warmed up with 3 EPs (including 2014’s very well received Weird Peace, with lead single I Disagree With Myself scoring a bunch of Triple J play and even finding a way onto Netflix via SBS’s Unplugged America), a couple of national tours, supports for The Matches and Jon Toogood (Shihad), even a beer festival in Singapore before knuckling down into the debut album process.
A whole bunch of songs were written, demoed and rejected along the way as the band tried to figure out what the hell it was doing. They found the answer in the enduring friendship that they had formed over their 7 years together, in remembering why they do what they do. The chemistry between the 5 is electric on Escapism, dropping on Blue Grey Pink this October.

Bookings and Management
Mark Neal / mark@bluegreypink.com

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

08 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

Look, it might not be the most linear reference, but I'm hearing a bit of Gary Numan through here. Likely just the synths, but I'm really enjoying it!

Look, it might not be the most linear reference, but I'm hearing a bit of Gary Numan through here. Likely just the synths, but I'm really enjoying it!