– The Herald
For fans of… Lau, Frightened Rabbit, Arcade Fire
Scottish five piece, Dante are delighted to announce the download track ‘Son’ taken from their forthcoming album, Wake, out on 28th October 2013 via Stitch Records.
Showcasing the songwriting talents of Seán McLaughlin (a member of Idlewild’s Rod Jones’ solo project, The Birthday Suit), the band have captured a modern folk sound, exemplified by ‘Son’, that epitomises the Scottish indie scene’s uncanny ability to blend contemporary innovation with more traditional values.
You can download ‘Son’ below
Ably supported by ex Aberfeldy member Vicky Gray (fiddle / synth / glock / vox), Stephen Thom (electric mandolin / guitar / vox), Ruaridh Kidd (drums / vox) and Stuart Hosking (bass / vox), McLaughlin has created an album conjuring images of weather beaten landscapes, desolate beauty and lives lived at a slower pace, far away from the bustle of an overcrowded city.
Rich vocal harmonies sit seamlessly alongside traditional instrumentation, blended with a modern driven rock beat. Representing the very best of Scotland’s lo-fi alternative sound, Dante are sure to win the hearts and minds of fans of Lau, Frightened Rabbit and Arcade Fire.
Wake was part produced and recorded by Frightened Rabbit‘s Andy Monaghan, who also appears on the record playing bass and guitar, and was written in the Shetland Islands where Sean and Vicky were born.
In a baptism of fire that sits well alongside their infernal namesake, Dante played their first gig in Polmont Young Offenders Institution almost two years ago, and have never looked back. Since then, the band have grown steadily sharing the stage with members of Snow Patrol, supported The Birthday Suit and played with Washington Irving at the Edinburgh Festival.
The coming months will be extremely busy for Dante as they embark on a tour of Scotland and northern England throughout September and October, play a support slot with Dry the River also in October, culminating in the unveiling of Wake at the end of October.