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THE DANSE SOCIETY – ‘Futurist’ EP Review


The Danse SocietyLegendary goth-punk band, The Danse Society is back with a three track EP and they are planning to release a 7th album later this year. The band have had their fair share of legal issues detailed on their website but these 3-tracks are excellent. If you remember the band from the 1980s, you will be surprised to hear a female lead vocalist (Maethelyiah) and, although now with the band for some years, she is an excellent addition.

The opening track, Hurt builds very patiently with the vocals strong and central as the song builds and builds to a resounding climax. The mix of atonal guitars, laid back bass and steady drums support the vocals admirably to create a dark atmosphere full on longing.

On One Thought In Heaven the atonal guitars, jazzy beat and layered vocals serve to create an ominous vibe that is five minutes in length. The song builds again to craft a strong package with keyboards, vocals and guitars all driving each other on as the drums and bass maintain a mid-paced beat with jazz undertones.

The EP closes with Scream and the band up the tempo and bring back memories of elbows flailing and big hair of 1980s indie gigs. The song is more in you face with a strong beat that will be sure to have you moving those feet and searching for that long coat!

Great to have The Danse Society back and creating vibrant music – you can get your share here:




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