Introducing The Dunwells. a Leeds based four-piece made up of brothers Joseph and David Dunwell and cousins Robert Clayton and Jonny Lamb. They were drawn together by their shared love of bands like Bon Iver, Elbow and Damien Rice and they've been making music together since they first met in school. With one album under their belt and several rounds of successful touring in the US and UK, The Dunwells know their career is only just beginning. And they have not let any time go to waste. Despite the hectic schedule of constantly being on the road throughout the last year, the band found time to write an all new set of songs, mostly during late nights in hotel rooms.
Joe on the EP's closing track: 'The Best Is Yet To Come' was written when we got home from the US tour. We were eager to start playing and recording new material and we knew we had loads more to give. The song is about having patience and keeping your head up, you never know what's around the corner."
Having been inspired to work with producer Steve Harris (Kodaline, Kaiser Chiefs) after hearing Kodaline's 'High Hopes', the band set about tracking Steve down. Joe explains, "We wanted to get away from the Americana sound we had been labeled with, stripping back the acoustic guitars, going deeper, Steve seemed like the perfect man for the job." After a gig in Seattle the band heard they'd missed him by just a few hours. Eventually it emerged Harris lived in Yorkshire. After hearing the band's demos he was on board.
The band's collaboration with Steve has resulted in an incredibly emotional set of songs, heartfelt lyrics and four part harmonies to melt even the hardest of hearts. The 'Show Me Emotion' EP will be released on September 8th.
A final word from Joseph: "This EP marks a change in the band, a massive leap forward in my eyes. 'Show Me Emotion' says it all really."
'Show Me Emotion' EP Track listing:
Show Me Emotion
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Dunwells head out on a UK tour in September. Dates below:
5 Sept - The Wardrobe - Leeds, UK
6 Sept - Fibbers - York, UK
7 Sept - Arden Road Social Club - Halifax, UK
11 Sept - The Louisiana - Bristol, UK
12 Sept - 229 - London, UK
13 Sept -The Plug - Sheffield, UK
17 Sept - The Shed - Leicester, UK
18 Sept - No1. - Stratford, UK
19 Sept - Think Tank - Newcastle, UK
20 Sept - Fruit Space - Hull, UK
23 Sept - Hare and Hounds - Birmingham, UK
26 Sept - Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
27 Sept - ABC 02 - Glasgow, UK