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Ou Est frontman leaps to death at Belgian music fest(Reuters) - The lead singer of British pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool jumped to his death after playing at a music festival in Belgium, British authorities have confirmed.

Charles Haddon, 22, leapt from a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at the Pukkelpop festival and fell to a parking area below on Friday. Belgian police are treating the death as suicide.

"We can confirm the death of a British national on August 20 in Hasselt, Belgium," a British Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

The band had performed at the three-day festival in Hasselt shortly before Haddon climbed up the mast. The band played the Glastonbury and Bestival festivals last year and were due to start a British tour in October.

They are most known for their track ‘Dance the Way I Feel’ and the Armand van Helden remix included on several mixes over the summer of 2009. Charles Haddon R.I.P.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 August 2010 13:48
 

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In his poem "Slough," John Betjeman damned the town with the opening lines, "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough! It isn't fit for humans now..." Nevertheless, there is a strong possibility that the next big thing in "Gritpop" will come from this unfashionable English town. "Brother are four boys from Slough who... are basically displaced Mancunians," Paul Lester wrote for the Guardian. The band has already been asked to support Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye on its 2011 arena tour and to be involved in his Pretty Green clothing label. It's the return of Gritpop with plenty of unashamed coolkid swagger from Brother.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe has tipped them. "So that Zane Lowe has been playing Darling Buds Of May on Radio 1, and subsequently is putting Slough on the map," Brother writes on its website acidlove.net. "I always knew he had good taste." Zane Lowe said, “If Britpop is going to make a revival, then Brother are the band to start it."

On music website Last.fm the band is simply listed as, "Brother, a new four piece from Slough, UK."

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