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Against a Sea of Troubles

by DAN SHEARS & THE VELVETEEN ORKESTRA

Release Date: 24 September 2012
Format: CD:EP
Label: Strawbychka Recordings

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Tracklisting

In The Shadows Of Better Men (Radio Edit)
The Devil's Favourite Love Story
Pertrushka
In The Shadows Of Better Men
Against A Sea Of Troubles

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While weaving tales of love, heartache and fantasy in his intensely dark and mystical style, Dan Shears is proving himself to be one of London's more interesting and captivating artists. Beautiful, flowing vocal melodies, with lyrics that bring to mind carnivalesque lullabies, cascade over delicate and intricate guitar work and songs to immersed in passion that they're sure to haunt the memory long after the first listen.

Dan Shears recalls Matt Bellamy's slower and more resonant tones but the Muse similarities end there. With an incredibly wide vocal range and a gorgeous poetic quality, he has a sharp wit and cockney charm and a voice that evokes memories of artists as diverse as Nick Cave, Frankie Valli, Ray Davies and Roy Orbison amongst others.

To follow on from the first EP, 'The Eternal Mystery of the Human Heart', the new EP entitled 'Against a Sea of Troubles' is set for release on 24 September 2012.