The Districts ( Facebook | Twitter ) are a band that I stumbled upon because of a gig that I’m going to this week! I’m travelling to Chicago for Lollapalooza and I’ve tickets to Glen Hansards aftershow. His support act on the night comes in the form of The Districts!
Usually when I’m going to gig’s, I try my best to not listen to any of the music from the band before it. But normally, I’d have heard at least one song from the band before the gig. As this wasn’t the case with The Districts, I decided to check out some of their stuff to see what to expect. The first thing I noticed was the age of these guys. A bit of digging on the internet and I found out that they formed when they we’re 14 or 15 in 2009.. So that puts them at 20 year’s old.. and supporting Glen Hansard… And playing Lollapalooza! Nice!
Lyla – The Districts
Most of the videos I found online for these guys were all live videos which suits me down to the ground. I enjoy hearing a bands ‘finished product’ on CD and hearing how they envisage a song to be with as many or as little overdubs as they like; but I love to see how a band performs live and if they can keep you interested while doing it! And these guys definitely know how to do that!
Melodic guitar riffs, crunchy guitar tones/distortion and good harmonies. A stage presence that says they will give it their all until they can’t play no more. From what I can see so far, from the few videos I’ve seen, There guys are going to be great. I seriously hope they live up to my expectations! I’ll let you know!
Young Blood – The Districts
and a studio song!
Rocking Chair – The Districts (Official Video)
Check em out on Spotify