Dante have been releasing music for almost a decade, beginning with 2009s Monochrome EP, the critically acclaimed Wake (LP, 2013), a string of singles, and, I Wear Your Weight with Mine (2018). Never afraid to blur the boundaries between genres, The Herald stated that the band “exist on the hyphen between indie-folk” setting “…the bar high for for the hybrid, adding post-rock atmospherics and evocative lyrics”. Singer/songwriter Seán McLaughlin has worked with Idlewild’s Rod Jones on a number of projects and is becoming recognised as one of Scotland’s most accomplished songwriters. Growing up on the tiny island of Bressay in the Shetland Islands, there is a sense of solitude and introspection to McLaughlin’s writing, and the themes of his songs are obviously influenced by this rural landscape. The band’s new record was produced by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan, mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind) and features artwork by Tracy Maurice (Arcarde Fire) and is being released on Stitch Records.
“Powerful, brooding songwriting…” – Clash Magazine
“a record with emotional and songwriting maturity.” – The National
“a storming band with phenomenal energy and great songwriting.”. – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“…a superb collection of vibrant folk/rock songs.” – Scotland on Sunday