Share video for new single ‘Learn To Kiss’
London and Leeds shows confirmed
Debut EP out 12th Feb via Kolbalt / Hide & Seek Records
Ahead of the release of their debut EP, Dancing Years have unveiled the video for title track‘Learn To Kiss’.
The video was filmed over two days in over 15 locations in their native Leeds and Yorkshire, wanting to explore the intimacy and honesty of the words “nobody taught me, taught me how to kiss.”
The band have said of the video: “There is a vulnerability in being on camera by yourself, you are forced to examine every blemish and every expression you never realised you had. The song is 6 minutes long so the viewer is allowed a lot of time to become acquainted and to let their eyes wander. We’ve found that can be quite uncomfortable for some people. We were aware of trying to do something slightly more understated when compared to our previous music videos. We wanted to let the music take you into the video rather than letting the video do all the work for us.”
Dancing Years will headline Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club on 10th February, followed byLondon’s Moth Club on 15th February. They also play a set for Secret Sessions at The Hospital Club on 9th December.
Their ‘Learn To Kiss’ EP, out 12th February via Kolbalt / Hide & Seek Records, is a beautifully crafted collection which sees Dancing Years develop on the emotive, cinematic and evocative songwriting, which captured imaginations in their previous self-released material. With the help of renowned producer Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Slow Club), they push their songwriting and instrumentation to new highs on this debut EP, creating something timeless and sincere. Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studios, Elliot also features on the EP playing bass and double bass.
Its four tracks capture the awe inspiring vocals of David Henshaw and effortlessly realized instrumentation: ‘Learn To Kiss’ sees Dancing Years continue to explore interesting textures through varied instrumentation: sweeping string harmonies throughout ‘Neon Lights’, soft layers of vibraphone in ‘April’ and reversed synthesiser in ‘Valentine’.
Dancing Years are inspired by truth and honesty with feelings bared for the listener, lyrics like intimate conversation. With support tours with Richard Hawley, George Ezra, Boy & Bear, Dry The River and radio support from Huw Stephens, Chris Hawkins, Mary-Anne Hobbs and Steve Lamacq under their belts, Dancing Years are already making an exciting impression.
Dancing Years are David Henshaw (guitar & vocals), Joe Lawrenson (keys), Dominic Butler (violin), Joe Montague (drums) and Dan Fielding (guitar).