Dan Mangan has recently finished his UK tour but what better way to keep his UK fans interested than to release the video for brand new single, About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All.
Folk artist Dan Mangan
The video was directed by Stuart Gillies and features dancers, Chinese lanterns and camp fires. And what better place than to film all these weird yet wonderful things than in a rugged woodland clearing. The video starts off with Mangan stood between broken belongings in a woodland clearing. It then develops into an enchanted world filled with costumed dancers and plenty of face paint.
Not only has Dan Mangan released the superb video for his latest single but he has also released a video of him taking part in the Plectrum Sessions earlier this year at SXSW. In this video, Mangan explains the story behind the track, Rows of Houses, while also playing the track alongside his band. It can be watched here.
Dan Mangan can be seen performing live at Summer Sundae Weekender in Leicester on 17-19 August.
Folk artist Dan Mangan
Dan Mangan is back with a mini documentary, European tour and single release. Not too much eh?
The documentary follows Dan Mangan on a journey through the British Columbia countryside where he talks about the roots of his music and what helps him to produce his highly acclaimed folk music.
Dan Mangan is also currently on his European tour and will be back in the UK this week in time for his single release. About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All will be released on April 30 and is taken from last year’s album, Oh Fortune.
Dan Mangan will be playing the following UK shows:
27th: BRIGHTON, The Hope
28th: MANCHESTER, Castle
29th: GLASGOW, Stereo
1st: NEWCASTLE, Cluny 2
2nd: BRISTOL, Louisiana
3rd: LONDON, Bush Hall
4th: OXFORD, Jericho Tavern
5th: LEEDS, Holy Trinity Church
6th: LONDON, Camden Crawl
17-19th: SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER, Leicester
Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune
Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, Dan Mangan, is back with a new album, Oh Fortune, which is set for release on 5 December in the UK.
Having performed with the likes of The Walkmen, The Decemberists and Okkervil River as well as performing for Wills and Kate on their recent trip to Canada, Dan Mangan is an act to look out for.
Offering more anthemic songs than this previous record, Nice, Nice, Very Nice, Oh Fortune sees him pad his tracks out more with orchestration and feeling.
He’s giving away Post War Blues taken from the album for free. You download it here.
Post War Blues is a track full of dramatic drum rhythms, wild electric guitar and unstoppable orchestration. Comparing it to his previous tracks such as Robots and Road Regrets, it has a lot more to offer. Although already being classed as an alternative folk musician with indie undertones, Dan Mangan, brings all this to the forefront with his new record.
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