Danxia

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Danxia - Dream Pop Alternative Shoegaze Psychedelic Dream Live Act in Warrington

Danxia Short Info

Named after the distinctive Chinese landform, Danxia, formed in Warrington, UK in 2015. The group is made up of Emma Bate-Nilsson (Vocals/Guitar), James Atherton (Guitar/Vocals), Louis Haughton (Bass/Vocals) and Luke Holland (Drums). What started out as improvisational fun, later emerged as something a little more serious and exciting when Danxia recorded a demo and started to play local shows in Manchester and Warrington. Throughout their first year together, the band started to home in on their sound through experimentation with guitar tones and textures. Their influences are drawn from artists such as Slowdive, Radiohead and The Holydrug Couple, as well as other experimental acts like Eternal Tapestry and Sunn 0))).

In September of 2016, Danxia released their debut EP to relative success. With tracks such as ‘Closer’, the EP revealed the direction that the band were going in sonically and proved their relevance as an upcoming act in the local scene and that of a wider audience. Off the back of the self-titled EP, Danxia began to play bigger shows, ending the year with the sold-out ‘Man Made End of Year Party’ in Manchester, where they shared the stage with The Smith’s very own Johnny Marr.

Entering 2017, the band took a short break from performing live shows and looked instead to the recording studio. Choosing to further experiment with unorthodox recording techniques and guitar sounds for their next record, the band further progressed to incorporate many layers of modulation, reverbs and delays in order to create a driving yet atmospheric feel. This, combined with Emma’s haunting vocal style, gives the four-piece it’s distinct sound. Danxia’s second release, entitled ‘Learn to Swim’, is due for release in April 2017.

Named after the distinctive Chinese landform, Danxia, formed in Warrington, UK in 2015. The group is made up of Emma Bate-Nilsson (Vocals/Guitar), James Atherton (Guitar/Vocals), Louis Haughton (Bass/Vocals) and Luke Holland (Drums). What started out as improvisational fun, later emerged as something a little more serious and exciting when Danxia recorded a demo and started to play local shows in Manchester and Warrington. Throughout their first year together, the band started to home in on their sound through experimentation with guitar tones and textures. Their influences are drawn from artists such as Slowdive, Radiohead and The Holydru...

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Past Gigs Danxia

  • 04 | 2017 Warrington Learn to Swim Release Party
  • 03 | 2017 Chorlton Oxjam
  • 03 | 2017 Liverpool Ditto Live
  • 12 | 2016 Warrington Brewhouse
  • 12 | 2016 Manchester Man Made End of Year Party
  • 11 | 2016 Manchester LIINES support at AATMA
  • 11 | 2016 Leeds Assembley House
  • 08 | 2016 Warrington Womanstanley 2016
  • 04 | 2016 Manchester Field Studies @ Night & Day café
  • 01 | 2016 Manchester Plugged
  • 12 | 2015 Manchester Night & Day's Local Showcase
  • 12 | 2015 Manchester Club Academy
  • 08 | 2015 Warrington Womanstanley 2015

Discography Danxia

  • 2017 Learn to Swim EP | Self Release
  • 2016 Danxia EP EP | Self Release
  • 2015 Demo Mixtape | Self Release

Media

  • Media King of Donair
  • Media Closer
  • Media Dislocated Minute
  • Sound Empress
  • Media Sullen
  • Media Warm Rain
  • Video Danxia - April Showers

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505 Fans
11,804 Plays

Origin

  • Warrington GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Emma Vocals/Guitar
  • James Guitar/Vocals
  • Louis Bass
  • Luke Drums