Dante

Live Act Alternative Folk Rock Folk Rock Indie
Dante - Alternative Folk Rock Folk Rock Indie Live Act in Scotland

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“powerful, brooding songwriting...” - CLASH MAGAZINE

“a storming band, phenomenal energy, great songwriting.” - Tom Robinson, BBC RADIO 6

Following their full-length debut Wake, Scottish collective Dante are back with a brand new album. I Wear Your Weight With Mine is out on 9th March 2018 via Stitch Records.

This, the band’s sophomore LP, was produced/mixed by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan, and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind). Inspired by the relationships we build over the course of our lives, I Wear Your Weight With Mine is a sophisticated and lyrically rich collection, primarily focused on what the band feel is important in life as we grow older. Of the album, founder Seán McLaughlin explains:

“It is a hugely positive album… How positive it is to have strong ties to other people, but how much of a responsibility this can feel at times. It’s about connection, when disconnection seems like an easier option.”

From the delicate musicality, folk-tinged melodies, and traditional storytelling charm of album opener ‘Beachcomber’, to the gritty, angst-driven edge of ‘Detachment Souvenir’, it’s a collection steeped in refreshing honesty and musical maturity. As shades of gentle romanticism appear in the twinkling, uplifting melodies and luscious harmonies on the likes of ‘Rose’ and ‘Alarm’, one cannot help but be reminded of The National’s later work, whilst elsewhere there’s strong elements of more traditional folk music. As the album closes with the lullaby-like heartfelt emotion of ‘Wolves’, it’s clear that Dante have succeeded in creating a collection filled with a charm and subtle anthemic power, that’ll resonate with anyone who’s faced some of life’s challenges.

Having worked with Idlewild’s Rod Jones, Seán McLaughlin shows a care and attention to songwriting on I Wear Your Weight With Mine. Already seeing support from the likes of Clash, Artrocker Magazine, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and BBC Radio Scotland, the band look set to continue this success with their latest stirring, folk-influenced fusion with a contemporary edge. With artwork courtesy of Tracy Maurice (Arcade Fire’s Funeral and Neon Bible), and an accompanying collection of short stories written by Stephen Thom being released alongside the album.

I Wear Your Weight With Mine is out on 9th March 2018 via Stitch Records.

“powerful, brooding songwriting...” - CLASH MAGAZINE

“a storming band, phenomenal energy, great songwriting.” - Tom Robinson, BBC RADIO 6

Following their full-length debut Wake, Scottish collective Dante are back with a brand new album. I Wear Your Weight With Mine is out on 9th March 2018 via Stitch Records.

This, the band’s sophomore LP, was produced/mixed by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan, and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana’s Nevermind). Inspired by the relationships we build over the course of our lives, I Wear Your Weight With Mine is a sophisticated and lyrically rich collection, primarily focused on what the band feel i...

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Past Gigs Dante

  • 02 | 2018 Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's
  • 01 | 2018 Glasgow Celtic Connections, Broadcast
  • 12 | 2017 Dundee Dante @ Benjamin Barker's
  • 11 | 2017 Elgin Dante @ Drouthy Cobbler
  • 11 | 2017 Inverness Dante @ Hootanany's
  • 10 | 2017 Aberdeen Tunnels
  • 10 | 2017 Perth Green Room
  • 12 | 2016 Philadelphia The Fire
  • 12 | 2016 New York Pianos
  • 10 | 2016 Ullapool The Arch Inn
  • 10 | 2016 Glasgow Hug and Pint
  • 09 | 2016 Black Isle Jocktoberfest
  • 08 | 2015 Edinburgh Edinburgh Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Scotland Wickerman Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Scotland Belladrum Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Edinburgh Electric Circus
  • 04 | 2015 Aberdeen Café Drummond
  • 04 | 2015 Ullapool Arch Inn (Acoustic)
  • 03 | 2015 Perth Green Room
  • 03 | 2015 Dundee Clark's Bar
  • 07 | 2014 Stornoway Heb Celt Festival

Discography Dante

  • 2018 Song Single | Stitch Records
  • 2017 Rose Single | Stitch Records
  • 2013 Son Single | Stitch Records
  • 2013 No Original Art Single | Stitch Records
  • 2013 Wake Album | Stitch Records
  • 2009 Monochrome EP | Stitch Records

Media

  • Video Dante - Rose
  • Video Dante - Song
  • Video No Original Art (Official V...
  • Video Son (Official Video)
  • Sound Wake Full Album
  • Video iglu unplugged: Dante - Cheen
  • Video Dante - Ghost [Live on the ...

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Origin

  • Scotland GB

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Stuart Hosking Bass
  • Vicky Gray Violin/Vocals
  • Craig MacLeod Guitar
  • Stephen Thom Mandolin
  • Seán McLaughlin Guitar/Vocals
  • Ruaridh Kidd Drums