Dancehall are a trio of believers in distortion, energy and melody who meld their droning shoegaze with serrated punk. Based in London and from previous punk bands Kill Kenada & Ice Sea Dead People, they’ve honed their craft of writing tightly wound songs via copious amounts of bedroom demoing, rehearsing in Limehouse, recording and fried chicken.
‘Virgin’ & the B-side ‘Digging’ were recorded live by Mark Jasper at Sound Savers Studios (Cold Pumas, Sauna Youth, Slowcoaches, etc.) under the constraints of the band’s own 3-take rule.
Lyrically, Timothy V (singer/bassist) says ‘Virgin’ is “a nod to the pressures of modern youth and the loss of it through advertising, media, sex, social media, etc. A faint farewell to the clichéd values that they have been built upon and a repositioning of rock ‘n’ roll’s tired message”.
The record is released on 7″ vinyl courtesy of the band’s own label, Anti Vibe Music Group & Strong Island Records in Portsmouth with a string of dates in the UK and European shows to be announced.
12th May – The Lock Tavern, London
17th May – Coastguard Studio, Portsmouth (with And Yet It Moves)
20th May – The Lock Tavern (All Dayer), London (On stage 6pm)
20th May – Kluster Rooms, London (Kluster Rooms 2nd Birthday Party)
23rd May – The Shacklewell Arms, London (with Factory Seconds)
25th May – Lion Coffee + Records (In Store), London
30th May – Talking Heads, Southampton (with Death Valley Girls)