THE DEAD FORMATS - Step It Up by Visible Noise published on 2010/03/25 12:50:03 +0000 Essex mod-rockers THE DEAD FORMATS released their self-titled debut EP through Visible Noise in June 2009. 'Step it Up' is track 3 off the EP. Tired of dull, tired, uninspired British music? Then it’s time you met THE DEAD FORMATS. The six sharply dressed young lads hail from Chelmsford, Essex and bring a fresh twist on British culture for the modern era as they wear their flags on their sleeves, tipping their hat to 70’s pop, punk, soul and sound systems. Despite having only formed in 2008, the band have already captured the sound that made bands like THE CLASH and THE JAM so interesting, bringing it up to date with fierce attitude juxtaposed with catchy choruses, post-punk ethics and true self belief, achieved by jagged guitars, distorted basslines and above all, melodies that refuse to leave your brain alone.