Concrete Disco release their second full-length album This Great Future in December 2018. Following on from 2014’s Work for your Living, Play for your Life double album and 2016’s Skyways EP, the record finds the London-based trio exploring the quandaries of modern living, expanding on their sound and bringing vocal and lyrical content more to the fore. Their sophomore effort is due for release on New-York label Teknofonic in December 2018.
Formed in 2010, Concrete Disco consists of multi-instrumentalist and chief songwriter Jonny Wharton – aka Jonny Falls Over – (vocals/keys/guitar/laptop), alongside brothers Joe (keys/laptop) and Dom Cusack (drums/samplers). Their sound combines the beats and bass of dance music with the glitches of electronica and a punk sensibility – not unlike the mutant offspring of Prodigy, Aphex Twin, Justice and Nirvana.
Joe started out as a DnB DJ in his teens, playing alongside the likes of Skibba and Shabba, whilst Jonny grew up on a West Country sheep farm and started producing weird music on a battered desktop built from the discarded parts of old family computers, and some hooky software of questionable origins.
Jonny and Joe met at Brunel University whilst studying Music Tech, becoming fast friends through a passion for live electronic music. They formed an experimental electronic outfit called No Remote whilst still studying. After this project came to an end, Joe and brother Dom (who cut his musical teeth drumming with Southport on the punk circuit) formed a duo called Toxic Funk Berry and, after Jonny’s addition shortly after, the trio was reborn as Concrete Disco.
The band has been gigging and recording, refining their sound for the past few years, and earning a reputation for raw and energetic performances. Gig highlights include Glastonbury Festival, Glade Festival, Secret Garden Party, The Roundhouse Camden, Whelans Dublin, Camden Proud, and The Borderline. Support slots have included DeadMau5, Beardyman, DJ Yoda, Maxi Jazz, Freestylers and Plump DJs.