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DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH: New video for ‘Mouthpiece’, UK tour next month

March 17, 2015

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DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH

– NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MOUTHPIECE’
– UK TOUR NEXT MONTH
– ALBUM CLUB MEDS OUT NOW ON CITY SLANG

“An album rich in sounds and moods.” – **** The Observer
“Once you turn on and tune in to these meds, it’s pretty hard to drop out.” – **** The Guardian
“Mangan emerges a songwriter re-energised, unashamedly impassioned and literate.” – 8/10, DiS
“Beautiful and intriguing at the same time” – The 405
“An unexpected gem” – ***** Guitarist Magazine
“A bold move from a rapidly developing talent” – **** Q Magazine
“Very impressive stuff.” – 8/10, Uncut

With their UK tour set to kick off in just over a month’s time, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith have shared a new video for single ‘Mouthpiece’.

Produced by Stuart Gillies for The Herd Films, the clip gives a taste of what to expect from the band on tour & brings to life a track that is particularly important to Dan. “It took me months and months to feel like the lyrics were finished” he explained. “It’s a rant. It’s nearly a tirade!”

On January 12 Dan Mangan + Blacksmith released their acclaimed new album Club Meds on City Slang.
 
The follow up to 2011’s highly acclaimed, multi JUNO-Award winning Oh Fortune sees the Vancouver-based artist return and officially join forces with his long-time, now integral, band members from the Vancouver experimental music scene to play under the moniker Dan Mangan + Blacksmith.

Blacksmith is Kenton Loewen (drums), Gordon Grdina (guitar), John Walsh (bass) and often JP Carter(trumpet), Jesse Zubot (violin) and Tyson Naylor (keys). They bring an unmistakable character to Club Meds; a stark glassy edge that swells and sways like a roaring ocean. Through a fog of analog feedback loops and synths, the band’s performances breathe deeply and steadily like a dragon at rest.

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith UK tour dates:

Apr 24 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
Apr 25 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor
Apr 27 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Apr 28 – Bristol, UK – The Thekla
Apr 29 – Brighton, UK – Komedia
Apr 30 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

Links:

Pretty Good Joke video
Club Meds album stream on The Guardian
Vessel video on YouTube
Vessel on Soundcloud
Dan Mangan official web site
Dan Mangan on Facebook
Dan Mangan on Twitter
Dan Mangan on Instagram
City Slang web site

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