Wake is the title track taken from the critically acclaimed album of the same name, released earlier this year, and showcases the band's ability to instinctively span genres with a flair and panache many of their contemporaries would be proud of. On Wake the band illustrate their capacity to create traditional Celtic tunes that fit into a modern landscape. Beautifully picked guitars are complemented by the sweeping sound of fiddle and a snappy drum beat, all brought together seamlessly by stirring harmonies as the track builds to a thunderous conclusion.
The album Wake, which was produced and recorded by Frightened Rabbit's Andy Monaghan, was Dante's first full length offering, picking up wide ranging support from the likes of Beat Surrender,Artrocker Magazine, God Is In The TV, The Scottish Sun, Rock N Reel and was named in The Herald'sTop 50 Albums of 2013.
The release of Wake coincides with a number of impressive local and festival dates for Dante over the coming month as they are due to embark on a Scottish tour which includes a Radio Rapal Session, as well as appearances at the Hebridean Celtic Festival, Belladrum Festival, Edinburgh Festival andJocktoberfest.
Full list of dates below:
10th July - Clarks Bar - Dundee
17th July - Mad Hatters - Inverness
18th July - Rapal Radio Session - Stornoway
19h July - Hebridean Celtic Festival
25th July - Wickerman Festival
8th August - Belladrum Festival
15th August - Edinburgh Festival - Electric Circus
27th August - Glasgow - (Venue TBA)
30th August - Inverness - Venue TBA)
6th September - Jocktoberfest
28th September - Perth - (Venue TBA)
11th October - Edinburgh - Venue TBA)
18th October - Edinburgh - (Venue TBA)
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.