All Points East announce more incredible special guests for LCD Soundsystem headline show

The phenomenal LCD Soundsystem will headline Uber One presents All Points East on Friday 23 August 2024. Supported by an exceptional line-up, with more names revealed today including Joy (Anonymous), The Kills, NewDad, Joe Goddard (Live), MS Paint, Monobloc, Dove Ellis and Nick Ward. They join previously announced special guests Jai Paul, Pixies, Floating Points, Jockstrap, Nation of Language, Sofia Kourtesis (Live), Eyedress and Vagabon. Tickets on sale here.

Joy (Anonymous) aren’t just an electronic dance duo – they’re a sonic journey, inviting audiences to lose themselves in the music and find solace in the collective joy of the dance floor. Having established themselves during the Covid-19 era by playing impromptu meet-ups on London’s South Bank, they have graduated to bigger venues and, to further celebrate the community they’ve built together, they released their second album, Cult Classics, in 2023. Described by NME as “pure musical serotonin”, Joy (Anonymous), aka Henry Counsell and Louis Curran, have since been touring the world with the record, already hinting they are working on their “next chapter”. We can’t wait to welcome them back to All Point East this August.

A minimalist duo with maximum impact, The Kills strip rock ‘n’ roll down to its rawest essence and reinvent it with each release. When they appeared during the early 2000s garage rock revival, Jamie Hince‘s eloquently jagged guitar playing and Alison Mosshart‘s ability to snarl and sigh with equal conviction created sparks. They’ve since tallied hundreds of millions of streams across albums such as Keep On Your Mean Side [2003], No Wow [2005], Midnight Boom [2008], and Blood Pressures [2011]. In 2023, they released God Games, further etching the marks they’ve made on bending genres and pushing musical boundaries. The Kills have emerged as international rock stars, setting the pace for the genre, shaping this era’s sound, and redefining what rock music can be in the 21st century.

Plus NewDad, indie rock band from Galway – alternately fuzzy, shimmery, and rumbling, NewDad put a weary, intimate spin on 1980s and ’90s alt rock inspirations. Led by the airy, tepid vocals of Julie Dawson, the group released their debut EP, Waves, in 2021 to much acclaim in their native Ireland. As their popularity grew, they followed their second EP, 2022’s Banshee, with their full-length debut MADRA in 2024.

Performing live will be Joe Goddard, best known as a member of the English synth-pop band Hot Chip. Hot off the heels of his third solo album Harmonics, due for release on 12 July, this will be one of the first opportunities to hear the new record – which features appearances from Hayden Thorpe, Alabaster DePlume, Tom McFarland of Jungle and his Hot Chip bandmates Alexis Taylor and Al Doyle.

Also announced today are experimental American rock band MSPAINT, post-punk New Yorkers Monobloc, alternative R&B singer Dove Ellis, and bedroom-pop Australian breakthrough musician Nick Ward.

LCD Soundsystem are one of the US’s most acclaimed and influential bands. Starting out in 2002 and driven by the vision of James Murphy, they released multiple singles in the lead up to their acclaimed self-titled debut – including the signature song ‘Losing My Edge’ and the timeless ‘Daft Punk Is Playing At My House’.
Their sophomore album, 2007’s Sound of Silver, garnered even more critical praise and topped multiple best-of-the-year lists, putting LCD Soundsystem firmly at the head of the neo-disco class. With tracks like ‘New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ showing their more poignant side, the record is also home to ‘All My Friends’, named by Pitchfork as the second-greatest song of the entire 2000s.

The band became a huge live draw over the years and, after the release of their third studio album, This Is Happening, their first Top 10 album in the US, LCD Soundsystem sold out Madison Square Garden in 2011 for a farewell show. To fans’ delight, they re-formed, and returned with the vintage-sounding American Dream in 2017.
In the years that followed, the band played multiple concert residencies, including a six-night stint at Brixton’s O2 Academy in 2022. That same year they cranked out ‘New Body Rhumba’, a dancefloor-filling single with their trademark sharp edge. Last year, James Murphy explained that the band were stepping out of the usual touring cycle and recently announced 12 dates around New York City, leaving them time to also work on new music, while promising, “Maybe we’ll just play other places next year, moving around to cities we like to play, where we’re wanted, etc.”

Always in demand in London, having headlined at All Points East’s first year in 2018, LCD Soundsystem never disappoint, and we cannot wait to welcome them back to Victoria Park this summer.

Each year, All Points East delivers an epic line up of world class headliners, exceptionally curated supporting line ups and big exclusives. 2024 will be no different – with headliners Kaytranada (Friday 16 August), Loyle Carner (Saturday 17 August), Mitski (Sunday 18 August), LCD Soundsystem (Friday 23 August), APE presents Field Day (Saturday 24 August) and The Postal Service / Death Cab For Cutie (Sunday 25 August).