Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You (2011)

Three years I waited for the second DIOYY? album and now I can breathe realesed: it was worth it. The exuberant energy, the pumping life, their pulse that is entirely lacking in many other products lately, is still there and still alive . Maybe even edgy and crushing. The incendiary mixture of Dance Punk, Indie Rock, New Rave and Synthpop works flawlessly and this time, the boys delivered 10 excellent songs and a perfect album.
Established in Reading in 2006 by James Rushent – vocals, bass guitar, guitar, synthesizers and Dan Coop – synthesizers, the formula was completed with Rob Bloomfield – drums, bass, guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals, and  in 2007 the band was joined by Morgan Quaintance – guitar. Their debut album was released in 2008, and “You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into” climbed to number 48 of the British album charts.
were the ninth most-listened-to new band of 2008 on and were included in the best alternative music list of 2008 on iTunes USA. They were announced as a Rolling Stone breaking Artist in 2008.
Quaintance departing in 2009, wine in hand Matty Derham – guitar, vocals and Chloe Duveaux – bass, vocals.
Rushent James co-produced The Prodigy’s top five hit “Omen”, as well as their song “Invaders Must Die” and Does It Offend You, Yeah? also DJ at various clubs and festivals across the world.
They played alongside The Ting Tings, Bloc Party, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, Linkin Park and have made festival appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, South by Southwest, Glastonbury, Reading / Leeds Festival, Summer Sonic, Wireless Festival, Monolith, Street Scene, Pukkelpop, Dour, Les Eurockaennes, Vieilles Charrues, Hurricane, Southside, Oxegen, Lowlands, Gatecrasher, Jersey Live, Parklife, V Festival, Pohoda, Exit, NASS Fest and Melt! Festival As well as Strawberry Festival and Zebra Festival in China.
The new material, as I said (don’t say I didn’t warn you!), is alive and incisive. Just listen to “Yeah!”, “The Monkeys Are Coming,” “We Are the Dead”, “Wrestler” (sounds similar to The Prodigy), but also the more balanced and little bit slower tracks like “Wrong Time Wrong Planet” (with a texture of keyboards that reminded me of The Cars) and “Pull Out My insides. It’s not “Rock” for conservative listeners, not “Rock” as defined in the classical vein, but it has pulse, it has the nerve, and the harmonic elements are seamlessly link to the loud moments and  the new material will certainly increase their success, I say, on their merit.

Does It Offend You, Yeah – Official Site
Does It Offend You, Yeah – on MySpace
Does It Offend You, Yeah – on SoundCloud
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