Dan Croll releases stream of ‘Compliment Your Soul’ set to be released April 1st


Released on 1st April 2013





“Like Grizzly Bear on a California road trip with Metronomy” Timeout


“Think Paul Simon jamming with Prince. Very nice” The Guardian


“We’ve watched Dan Croll’s video From Nowhere 203 times this week” The Fader


“His first single, ‘From Nowhere’ is a euphoric little pop ditty stuffed with crescendos” The Fly


Exciting times are on the horizon for UK’s Dan Croll, like a ‘latterday Beck’, ‘the missing link between Jake Bugg & Joe Mount’ he is half-Communion acoustic boy and half-electronica whizz. The reaction to early single ‘From Nowhere’ was immense and announced Dan’s arrival in no uncertain terms. It became a regular on Radio 1, XFM and 6 Music, and picked up well over 100,000 streams on SoundCloud in just two weeks, with blogs and websites clambering to feature it to the extent that it made the #1 spot on the Hype Machine charts.


Produced with Swedish Afrobeat producer Johan Hugo of The Very Best, follow up single ‘Compliment Your Soul’ has a pan-cultural feel that reflects his love of a whole variety of different musical genres. Picking off influences from far and wide; the world music of Paul Simon, experimental orchestral work with African choirs, 1960’s psychedelia and sounds of Mars Volta, Beirut, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors.


LIPA graduate and Paul McCartney endorsed Dan Croll is part of a new wave of Liverpool-based bands including Outfit, Stealing Sheep,Kankouran and Jethro Fox and is leading the charge of this first hub of local activity since the days of the Coral and the Zutons. Already turning heads; Q made his demo of ‘Home’ one of their Essential Downloads, Communion Records included his track ‘Marion’ on their most recent ‘New Faces’ compilation album, he won the Songwriter of the Year Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and andeveryone from Huw Stephens to Annie Mac & Nick Grimshaw are showing support.


‘Compliment Your Soul’ will be released through Racquet Records on the 1st April 2013.

Having already supported Maps, Michael Kiwanuka and Bombay Bicycle Club and headlined The Old Blue Last to a rapturous response. Dan will head out across the USA through March with Chvrches, Little Green Cars and Darwin Deez  before heading to SXSW. Returning to the UK for a tour and festival apperances.

Dan is continuing to work on his debut album set for release in 2013. After listening to this we’re pretty damned excited.


Video ‘From Nowhere’;  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYdB3rectmc


Live Dates

Thu        21-Feb  Paris                      Fireworks Festival, La Maroquinerie W/ WE WERE EVERGEEEN

Mon      04-Mar CHICAGO             Schubas

Tue        05-Mar MINNEAPOLIS   7th St Entry

Fri           08-Mar LA                           The Echo W/ DARWIN DEEZ

Sat          09-Mar LA                           Bootleg Theatre

Sun        10-Mar SF                           The Independent

Tue        12-Mar – Sun 17-Mar      AUSTIN – SXSW FESTIVAL            

Mon      18-Mar NYC                        Mercury Lounge W/ CHVRCHES

Wed      20-Mar NYC                        Glasslands

Thu        21-Mar Philadelphia       Johnny Brenda’s W/ LITTLE GREEN CARS

Wed      27-Mar LONDON              THE FORUM W/ STORNOWAY

Fri           03-May LIVERPOOL         LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY

Sat          04-May LEEDS                    LIVE AT LEEDS

Thu        13-Jun   Bergen                 Bergenfest, Norway

Sat          20-Jul    Slotsfjell               Slotsfjell, Norway


For more information, please contact: julian@anoraklondon.com / 0207 640 7840


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