Dead Disco

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This article is about the English electronic band. For the Metric song, see Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
Dead Disco
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Dead Disco performing at the Carling Leeds Festival 2006
Background information
Origin Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Genres Electronic rock, electropunk, dance-punk, indie pop, indietronica, new rave, new wave
Years active 2005–2008
Labels High Voltage, Play Louder, Fierce Panda, 679
Associated acts Little Boots
Past members Lucy Catherwood
Marie France
Victoria Hesketh
Anna Prior[1]

Dead Disco were an English electronic music band from Leeds, Yorkshire, formed in 2005. The band consisted of Victoria Hesketh (vocals, synthesizer), Lucy Catherwood (guitar) and Marie France (bass).[2]


The trio met in August 2005 at the University of Leeds.[3] They were influenced by such artists as The Bangles, Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Ladytron, The Killers, Billy Idol, Gang of Four, The Slits and The Rapture.[4]


Dead Disco released four singles:[5][6][7][8]

  1. "The Treatment" (2005, High Voltage)
  2. "City Place" (2006, Playlouder)
  3. "Automatic" (2006, Fierce Panda)
  4. "You're Out" (2007, 679)

For both "The Treatment" and "Automatic", Dead Disco teamed up with producer James Ford. "Automatic" was the final single to be released by label Fierce Panda.[2] "You're Out" was produced by Greg Kurstin of The Bird and the Bee, who has also worked with Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani, Peaches and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

"City Place" was also included on the 2006 Dance to the Radio compilation What We All Want.


A Myspace post in December 2008 confirmed that the group had come to an end, and that the members were working on new projects: Hesketh as Little Boots; and Catherwood and France as Video Villain.[3] Catherwood and France also founded clothing brand Art Disco which started originally whilst on tour with Dead Disco due to the high demand they had for their self designed merchandise.[9]


  1. ^ Simpson, Dave (25 September 2007). "Dead Disco, The Faversham, Leeds". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Hopkin, Kenyon. "Dead Disco | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Jamieson, Teddy (24 May 2009). "Sweet sole music FOR MONTHS SHE'S BEEN TOUTED AS THE NEXT BIG THING IN BRITISH MUSIC . . . NOW IT'S TIME FOR LITTLE BOOTS TO DELIVER". Sunday Herald (Newsquest). 
  4. ^ "Dead Disco Biography". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 26 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "DEAD DISCO – You're Out 4/5 stars review". The Sun (News Group Newspapers). 6 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Upfront Reviews – 09.07.07: Singles". Music Week (United Business Media). 30 June 2007. 
  7. ^ Dingwall, John (15 June 2007). "SINGLES". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). 
  8. ^ Felton, Christopher (23 May 2007). "CD Reviews". Evening Chronicle (Trinity Mirror). 
  9. ^ Rich, Amy (9 February 2012). "Spotlight On: Art Disco". DIY Magazine. 

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