A fresh-faced, four-piece band emitting new music from the home they call Manchester. Reimaging the sound of the red-brick capital of the North with their uplifting and soulful brand of indie pop, Dantevilles are as sharp as they are raw. Clean, canny guitars and dual captivating vocals never compete for space in their unshakable, off-the-wall arrangements.
“All executed with spitting-cobra precision” NME
“impeccable with its falsetto pitched choruses” – Fred Perry Subculture
“Fizzing, Infectious, Indie-pop melter” Clash
Four musicians were striving to form new music and the idea of ‘Dantevilles’ materialised when Jamie, Connor, Paul and Cory became acquainted. Dantevilles moved in together and began writing songs and recording demos. Their first gig was at Night & Day Café, Manchester in October 2014 where attention was immediately drawn.
With the single ‘It Might Be Tomorrow’ selected as Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 Tip Of The Week and ‘Perfect Place’ collecting Track Of The Week from Radio X, Dantevilles closed a busy festival season with dates supporting Blossoms.
Recently signed with record label ‘Heist Or Hit’, the band have a string of releases lined up with the first of which being ‘Graffiti’ – out 3rd Mar 2017.
Manchester indie upstarts Dantevilles have announced the release of their brand new single Graffiti via Heist or Hit (Still Parade, Her’s), the first in a string of releases scheduled throughout 2017 that are sure to attract further acclaim for the outfit who’ve already won support from the likes of NME and BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens).
Comprising of Jamie Gallagher (guitar, vocals), Connor McNicholas (bass, vocals), Paul Tanton (guitar) and Cory Devine (drums), the four-piece have spent the last twelve months honing their live reputation with their playful and endearing approach earning them plenty of fanfare in the process.
Marking a new stage in the band’s development, the infectious Graffiti sparks immediate comparisons to The Maccabees whilst their duelling lead vocals set them apart from many of their contemporaries, hinting at a reinvention of the indie genre with their own distinctive sound.
Discussing the release, the quartet stated: “Graffiti is all about escapism. The actual art form of graffiti is about expression with the ability to stay discrete. It’s something completely original, individual and non-conformist. It can be whatever the listeners want to draw relations to. Be that love, lust or travel. The song is about standing out above everyone else.”
Produced by Gary Hadfield (Blueprint Studios) and mixed by Phil Bulleyment (Dutch Uncles, Slow Readers Club, Mammal Club), Dantevilles’ Graffiti is released on 3rd March via Heist or Hit and will be available on iTunes and Spotify.