Introducing Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra who will release their debut single ‘Dressed Up in Sables’ on 8th July through Strawbychka Recordings via Genepool.
The single is taken from their first and Pledge funded album, ‘Shadow & Whimsy’, which will be released in early 2017. Dan Shears has an incredibly wide vocal range with a gorgeous poetic quality, combined with an engaging, sharp wit and cockney charm. His voice evokes memories of artists as diverse as Nick Cave, Morrissey, Frankie Valli and Roy Orbison amongst others. The band is set to make an indelible mark on the British music scene.
‘Dressed Up In Sables’ is a hard hitting indie-folk anthem about mania and depression, and the blurred lines between the two. The song is laden with juxtaposed imagery in the style of a gothic novel. With a touch of post-punk venom and snarl, but also the swagger and imagination of a melodramatic musical theatre number, this is a brave debut from South East London born songwriter Dan Shears and his band of merry men and women.
Tues 7th LONDON – Colindate – Chandos Arms 9.30pm
Sun 12th LONDON – Kings Cross – The Acoustic Folk Highway @ The Harrison 10pm
Tues 14th LONDON – Alley Cat Tottenham Court Road 8pm
Fri 17TH LONDON – Lost Horizons Folk Club, Leyton
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