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Death from Above 1979: Cockpit, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 9 February 2005

WITH SO MANY FOUR-PIECE guitar bands clogging up the live circuit, Canada's Death from Above 1979 are certainly a bit different. A two-piece featuring the marauding basslines of Jesse F Keeler and a singing drummer, Sebastien Grainger, they further distinguish themselves by wearing elephants' trunks in their publicity material. "We wanted our band to be like an elephant in your living-room," is Grainger's explanation. "You might not like it but you couldn't ignore it."

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