DAN CROLL+ OUTLYA
Dan Croll is set to releases his brilliant new single ‘Away From Today’ on 3rd March 2017 via Communion Records.
The second track to be taken from his forthcoming album produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Cee Lo Green) which is released later this year, ‘Away From Today’ follows the quirky, addictive electro/pop classic ‘Swim’.
The single is typical of Dan’s charismatic style and delivers something wholly eclectic and completely unique, encompassing a range of sounds from horns to electronics over an afro infused hip-hop beat.
Having played a stunning show at a sold out Village Underground in October (as well as supporting Daughter on their European tour and Aurora in the US), Dan embarks on a headline UK tour in May, calling at Mama Roux’s Birmingham on Wed 17th.
Watch the video for ‘Swim’ below:
Plus support from OUTLYA
In November 2015, Outlya (pronounced Outlier) started a journey that saw them ditching subtleties and self-conscious songwriting for perfectly-crafted bombast. Since then, they’ve been making songs that strive for a feeling of escape and have a striking quality to them. Over time, these twenty-somethings reflected on previous musical experience and found themselves “frustrated with norms”, bored of playing the same instruments and relying on the same pedals as everyone else.
Having spent 2016 writing, recording, listening to obscure and classic records for inspiration and going to as many gigs as possible, Outlya refined early ideas into bigger goals, and they’ve decided that regardless of outside involvement, they’re going to be hands on with every aspect of the project. “It sounds obvious, but we’ve collectively decided it makes sense for us to do as much as possible,” Will states. Everything from the music to the visuals to existence of their own fantastical island stems directly from the trio.
Working with producer Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Vaccines, Scissor Sisters, Radiohead) in the tail end of 2016, they found themselves heading for a “perfect pop world” with a different purpose, one with the crunch and bite of their rough-edged home recordings, but also one of punchy drums, straight-for-the-gut synths and a slick technicolor aesthetic.
Listen to ‘Higher’ below: