:: A debut that got some really really nice song on it!
Staffordshire-native Dan Croll moved to Liverpool aged 18 to attend Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). He was one of very few students that were picked to have a one-to-one with LIPA founder Sir Paul McCartney who gave him his very approval after Croll had played him some of his songs. In a feature for Clash Music, Croll remembered the ex-Beatles’ advice: “These songs are great. I wouldn’t do anything to them, just get them released.”
Indeed, Daniel Francis Crall has become a blog favourite over the course of the past year. More than 4 million online streams of his songs made him top the Hype Machine charts several times. No wonder that his carefully prepared full-length debut was highly anticipated by a growing following. The album entitled Sweet Disarray combines Croll’s folk roots with electronica and world music, and it’s here now.
Sweet Disarray was released in the UK on March 10, 2014 via Deram Records/Universal Music. European release is set to follow on April 01. The album is released as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy digitally via iTunes or order your physical copy from Amazon. The set of twelve tracks features the previously released singles Compliment Your Soul, Home and In/Out as well as From Nowhere. The album was recorded in an abandoned school gym and is produced by Croll himself and friends.
Watch above the new video for Dan Croll’s debut single From Nowhere. The song was originally released in the UK via Racquet Records in September 2012 and finally found its European release (and UK re-release) in November 2013 via Decca. The wonderful official video is directed by Mathy & Fran and was released by the end of January.
Dan Croll is playing some in-store shows these days before he embarks on his own UK headline tour next week. Check out the dates below and listen to previous singles Home and In/Out.
01. From Nowhere
02. Thinkin Aboutchu
03. Wanna Know
04. In / Out
05. Compliment Your Soul
06. Only Ghost
07. Can You Hear Me
08. Sweet Disarray
10. Must Be Leaving
11. Always Like This
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 12 Mar 2014 // Kingston Upon Thames, UK // Banquet Instore
Thu 13 Mar 2014 // Brighton, UK // Resident Instore
Fri 14 Mar 2014 // Reading, UK // Bowery District Free Fan Gig
Tue 18 Mar 2014 // Newcastle, UK // Think Tank
Wed 19 Mar 2014 // Manchester, UK // Ruby Lounge
Thu 20 Mar 2014 // Glasgow, UK // King Tuts
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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