Disclosure

2010-
Guy Lawrence
Howard Lawrence

Disclosure Artistfacts

  • Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence grew up in the South East England town of Reigate raised by musical parents. Their father was in '80s bands with names such as No Angry Man and the Look Book; Guy described their dad's groups to The Guardian as "Hall and Oates meets Led Zeppelin and Go West. He looked like all the members of Duran Duran combined into one."
  • Guy and Lawrence's mother sung radio jingles and was also in bands, performing in hotels and on cruise ships for months at a time.
  • The Lawrence brothers did music courses at Reigate College (whose alumni include Fatboy Slim and Newton Faulkner).
  • Disclosure first came to many people's attention when their EP, The Face, was released on June 1, 2012 to critical acclaim.
  • During the summer of 2012, Disclosure's remix of Jessie Ware's track "Running" racked up more than a million plays across YouTube and SoundCloud and charted in both the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • After Annie Mac premiered their debut single "Latch" on her Radio 1 show, it amassed 150,000 plays on Disclosure's Soundcloud page in less than a week. It went on to become their first hit on the UK singles chart, when it was released on October 8, 2012 and a sleeper hit in the United States, peaking at #7 in 2014.
  • "Latch" is also notable for introducing the public to the voice of Sam Smith. The brothers hooked up with the then unknown singer-songwriter through their London-based songwriter and producer James Napier.

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