Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Ben Kwellar, Herman and the Hermits, The Trashmen


band members

Dann Hume - drums, bass, guitar, piano, vocals.


Influences

The Beatles, Tom Waits, The Beach Boys


Bio

"I find him seated at the bar, sipping on an old-fashioned. The place is quiet, Bowie leaks from the radio. I introduce myself, order a white russian. Danco, or Dann, the New Zealand-born producer/songwriter looks equal parts Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Allen Ginsberg. No surprises there - he tells me of his youth on the road, in tour vans hurtling across bat country, in halfway houses, monotone hotels and European airport lounges. I ask him how old he is. He just laughs. I can tell he's young, way too young to be wearing that black turtleneck, sipping so eloquently on that Old-fashioned. His music evokes a time of artistic abandon - of Springstein, Dylan and Rodriguez, when pop was a drink and single lane highways connected distant cities between vast tracts of nothing. So more like an old soul in a young man's body then, both wild-eyed and wise, part of a generation restless with the constraints of time. He asks me what I'm doing later, I pretend to look to my phone. I say I'm free, and so he invites me to his studio. We take the Hume out to Gisbourne. It's crazy beautiful out there, the air burns its so fresh, the city lights of Melbourne blink in the distance. There are others there too, guys from his band, friends, other musos, we light a giant bonfire and pass around bottles, playing covers as boeings roar overhead. When I wake up I stumble across the frost-covered grass down to the lake, find a whole bunch of them swimming in the freezing water. He raises an arm, calls me in for a swim. These kids are crazy, I think, but there I am, ripping off my clothes running full bolt toward that shimmering dream." - Roy Bosch.

 Hear "High and Lonely", the first track from Danco and see the first shows with The Reubens at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne July 11th and 13th.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

22 Oct 2012

Triple J
40

This is beyond charming. Organic, dynamic and a trail of oft-used adjectives style pop music. Danco, you've got me on the hook for good.

This is beyond charming. Organic, dynamic and a trail of oft-used adjectives style pop music. Danco, you've got me on the hook for good.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

21 Aug 2012

Triple J
40

A pop song with a pulse, palm muting, and that music box riff that explodes into a great little story.

A pop song with a pulse, palm muting, and that music box riff that explodes into a great little story.

Review

Reviewed by iggystardust saltyrockdog

24 Oct 2012

40

I agree with the Tom Petty statement. Your voice is bloody incredible, mate and storytelling impeccable. Very impressed!

I agree with the Tom Petty statement. Your voice is bloody incredible, mate and storytelling impeccable. Very impressed!