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American post-hardcore band La Dispute bring their European tour to Newcastle University this month. Joined by Pool Kids and Oceanator, the show celebrates the tenth anniversary of Wildlife, their formative album.

The band regarded the album as a lyrical experiment with elements they intended to use in the first album, Panorama. It ranks at number 37 in Kerrang’s 50 Best Albums from 2011 and the tour showcases the record in full, alongside their more recent material.

Originating from Grand Rapids, Michigan, the five-piece has made a name for themselves for their unapologetic and experimental hardcore music. The band describe their style as ‘kind of poetry, kind of hip-hop’ but the sound incorporates elements of screamo, progressive rock, post-rock and punk to make a unique, and according to Jordan Dreyer, a less definable and more inclusive sound.

The band’s current lineup includes vocalist Jordan Dreyer, drummer Brad Vander Lugt, guitarist Chad Morgan-Sterenberg, guitarist Corey Stroffolino, and bass guitarist Adam Vass. Together, they’re set to produce an exciting show for fans of the band, both old and new, featuring their inspirational brand of alternative music, which is still as impactful and immense now as when it was released.

La Dispute perform at Newcastle University Student Union on Tuesday 18th April.


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