Dan Croll performed at Dot to Dot Festival 2013. Watch exclusive videos from his live performance below.
Exciting times are on the horizon for UK's Dan Croll, who draws comparisons from a range of artists including Beck, Jake Bugg & Joe Mount. Half-Communion acoustic boy and half-electronica whizz, the reaction to early single ‘From Nowhere’ was immense and announced Dan's arrival in no uncertain terms.
Produced with Swedish Afrobeat producer Johan Hugo of The Very Best, follow up single ‘Compliment Your Soul’ has a pan-cultural feel that reflects his love of a whole variety of different musical genres. Picking off influences from far and wide; the world music of Paul Simon, experimental orchestral work with African choirs, 1960’s psychedelia and sounds of Mars Volta, Beirut, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors.
LIPA graduate and Paul McCartney endorsed Dan Croll is part of a new wave of Liverpool-based bands including Outfit, Stealing Sheep, Kankouran and Jethro Fox and is leading the charge of this first hub of local activity since the days of the Coral and the Zutons. Already turning heads; Q made his demo of ‘Home’ one of their Essential Downloads, Communion Records included his track ‘Marion’ on their most recent ‘New Faces’ compilation album, he won the Songwriter of the Year Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and and everyone from Huw Stephens to Annie Mac & Nick Grimshaw are showing support.
‘Compliment Your Soul’ will be released through Racquet Records on the 1st April 2013.
Having already supported Maps, Michael Kiwanuka and Bombay Bicycle Club and headlined The Old Blue Last to a rapturous response, Dan headed out across the USA through March with Chvrches, Little Green Cars and Darwin Deez before SXSW. Returning to the UK for a tour and festival apperances.
Dan is continuing to work on his debut album set for release in 2013, ahead of his Dot to Dot Performance.