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Latest news

Dante unveil new single ‘Song’!



For fans of... The National, Idlewild, Frightened Rabbit

"... powerful, brooding songwriting..."

- Clash


"... a storming band, phenomenal energy, great songwriting..."
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


"... blends anthemic guitars with rich lyrics and folk elements..."
- The Skinny


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.

Taken from the album, new single Song premiered on The Skinny and you can listen to it now via the band's Soundcloud page.


You can also watch the brand new video for Song via the band's YouTube channel now.


I Wear Your Weight With Mine, 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.

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Posted Tue, 12 Dec 2017 in Dante

Bad Mannequins single ‘Double Denim’ out now!



For fans of... The Von Bondies, The Hives, Electric Six

“...tongue-in-cheek songwriting with

a garage-punk guitar tone which

would've made The Strokes proud.”


- Team Rock



"...high-energy, bags-of-fun..." - The Skinny


"... fiery garage-rock filled with blistering guitar riffs and ground-shaking percussion..." - The Revue


Having treated us to the raucous brilliance of their debut Deny Til U Die Part 1 earlier this year, Glasgow duo Bad Mannequins are back with the first taste of the second instalment of their EP trilogy. Double Denim, the first single to be taken from the forthcoming EP, is out now via Triple Denim and available to to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

Double Denim premiered on Punktastic and is now available to stream and embed via the band's Soundcloud page.



The video for the single premiered on The Skinny, watch it now on the Bad Mannequins YouTube channel.



Channelling the late ‘70s CBGB’s era of New York city’s punk rock scene, Double Denim is another racing slice of energy-fuelled glory. As pummelling beats thrash alongside swirling blues-laden riffs and scuzzy vocals, the track’s propelled into a fun, frenzied, hook-laden cacophony. With shades of the likes of The Von Bondies or Electric Six, the duo have created their own unique brand of in-your-face punk, with tongues firmly in cheeks and bodies seriously ready to rock out.

Comprised of Ross Hamilton (lead vocals, guitar) and Jamie McGrory (drums, vocals), the duo formed after having been in another band together. Combining their efforts to write songs collaboratively, they realised they were creating something that was a huge departure from what they had been used to, and they loved it. Taking inspiration from the likes of The Hives, Television, Ramones and B-52s, they have previously received praise from the likes of BBC 6 Music, The Revue, Fred Perry Subculture and Team Rock Magazine, as well as their track ‘No Easy Way Out’ being featured on US TV show Limitless.

Double Denim is another dose of killer garage rock from Bad Mannequins. Buy it now on iTunes or stream the track on Spotify.

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Posted Mon, 11 Dec 2017 in Bad Mannequins

Maria Kelly ft. Ailbhe Reddy & LAOISE share stunning video for ‘Hollow’!



For fans of... Daughter, Lucy Rose, Lisa Hannigan, Billie Marten

"...beautifully mastered and Kelly's

high-calibre artistry is evident in

every note."

- Earmilk


"...Kelly’s art is an immersive experience, imbued with honesty and enthused with youthful exuberance. We love it."
- Wonderland


"...a glorious concoction full of ear-pleasing tones and immense emotion...."
- The Line Of Best Fit


"...silky smooth vocals that spin widely relatable tales." - Consequence of Sound


Following the release of her stunning debut EP, The Things I Should, Irish artist Maria Kelly returns with another poignant yet profound new single, Hollow, out now via Veta Records. It is available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes now.

The live video, featuring Ailbhe Reddy & LAOISE, premiered on RTE and is also available to watch via Maria's YouTube channel.


The single originally premiered on Earmilk and is also available to stream via Maria's Soundcloud page.


The single deals with the disappointment that comes with never quite getting through to someone. Maria explains “It came about when I had to be brutally honest with myself about the state of a relationship. It’s so easy to trick yourself into thinking that everything is fine, but this song represents that moment you snap, get angry and want to confront the problem.” Hollow opens with Kelly’s signature delicate vocal, entwined with a subtle whisper track, creating a powerful sense of secrecy and sorrow. Combined with Kelly’s intricate guitar plucking, earnest songwriting abilities and a captivating string arrangement, Hollow is once again a prime example of Kelly’s unique ability to create beautifully melancholic indie-folk.

This release is the first of Maria’s that she has arranged herself; “I never had the confidence before, as I had convinced myself that I just wasn’t very good at arrangement. But after giving myself the chance, being patient and with the incredible strings and electric coming from Matt Harris (HAWK), I’m really proud of how this track turned out and I hope others like it as much as I do.”

Growing up in Mayo, Ireland, Maria spent many years developing her sound into a delicate blend of atmospheric-alt-folk. First taking influence from the story-telling elements of Irish-trad, as well as artists like Regina Spektor and Lisa Hannigan, her music aims to share deeply personal, humanising and heartbreaking experiences. Maria has already played numerous shows in both the UK and Ireland supporting the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, KT Tunstall and Billie Marten, as well as playing at this year’s Great Escape Festival and Electric Picnic. Maria has previously received praise from various online publications including Consequence of Sound, The 405, Wonderland, Mahogany, The Line of Best Fit and Radio X. Maria Kelly also recently won the honour of playing at Ireland's acclaimed Other Voices music festival in Dingle.

Hollow is out now via Veta Records and is available to stream on Spotify and buy on iTunes now.

If you'd like more information about Maria Kelly or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.
Posted Fri, 08 Dec 2017 in Maria Kelly