EP Review: Dantevilles – Welcome To The Theatre

We’ve featured several bands from the Greater Manchester area recently, including legends New Order and a revitalised Twisted Wheel, so it’s a great time to check out Manchester band Dantevilles and their new EP, Welcome To The Theatre.

Soundscape starts out with spooky noises that lead into rock with a hint of synth. After a sinister solo we get a more dramatic vocal beckoning to “join me in my theatre.” The lyrics shift around whether the singer or the subject of the song has the upper hand. There’s a slightly psychedelic sense of spiraling out of control as he sings “drifting and shifting into your gaze.”

Save Me a Dance combines an almost calypso percussion with a slight falsetto. When combined with haunted harmonies, we get a rhythmic rock track reminiscent of early Panic! At The Disco in tone.

The EP’s lead single is Confession. The instrumentation has an ’80s shoegaze sound worthy of their Mancunian background, while the driving beat and rock falsetto touches pick up the pace during the sung parts.

Confession is out now and Welcome To The Theatre will be available on August 30.

Dantevilles will head out on a short tour in October to promote the EP, with more dates coming shortly.

August 31, 2019: Eagle Inn. Manchester
October 10, 2019: Rough Trade East, Bristol
October 18, 2019: Jacaranda, Liverpool
October 25, 2019: Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
October 26, 2019: Star and Garter, Manchester

Head to Danteville’s Facebook page for full details of the live dates and the upcoming EP.

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