Gigs Of The Week
We've picked out this week's best gigs.
Not ready to leave summer behind? Here’s some excellent ’80s inspired sunshine-pop to keep the party going.
Not to be confused with the ex-Barcelona player, Deco are an indie-pop duo who have been making waves with a succession of excellent tunes over the past 12 months.
If you can imagine Years & Years covering George Michael’s Faith, you’ll get a pretty clear indication of the kind of music that Deco like to make.
There’s a clear ’80s influence in the duo’s music, with falsetto vocals layered over funky The Cure-esque bass lines and gorgeous synths.
Although artists such as Wham and Duran Duran are an influence on Deco, this is far from a nostalgia fest. There are enough modern-pop elements littered throughout their tracks to make sure they don’t sound dated. The production on the vocals, for example, is particularly great.
Latest single Dreamer is a prime example of what makes Deco’s music so irresistible. Fusing together all the aforementioned elements with an absolutely huge chorus that just commands you to turn up the dial. Dreamer is a song that deserves to be played loud through good speakers.
Coming out of Nottingham, Deco first appeared in 2017 with a string of hugely danceable tracks including the single Chances, which has been streamed over 150,000 times on Spotify.
After making waves early on the duo have really stepped it up over the past twelve months, releasing a raft of singles that have started to define who they are, and winning praise from the likes of BBC Introducing and Louder Than War.
The pair have spent most of this summer on tour playing festivals such as Truck, Isle Of Wight, The Big Feastival and Y Not and they also supported pop juggernaut Jess Glynne at her huge outdoor gig at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre.
Deco will hit the road again this autumn supporting Casey Lowry, as well as a run of their own headline shows.
More essential tracks
Don’t Waste Your Time
Where can I see Deco live?
Grab tickets for upcoming Deco shows at Ticketweb.co.uk