Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

Tears for Fears, Toto, Luther Vandross, Prince, The 1975


Unearthed artists we like

Seb Szabo, Benjamin Trillado


Website

ivdante.com

Bio

Swirling in a loop where talent and ambition fuel one another, Melbourne's IV DANTE look set to live up to the promise bestowed upon them by so many. 'Guitars, smiles and hair-flicks' is how IV DANTE describes himself, but there is much more to be uncovered.

IV Dante (the nom de plume of Danté Peluso) cultivates the perfect middle ground between youthfulness and an old soul – culminating in a banquet of everything from grandiose '80s pop to polished modern indie. Influenced by his Italian heritage, 'IV' stylised as the roman numeral, came to life when Dante curiously stumbled upon the famous poet 'Dante Alighieri' and his works which were listed in roman numerals. Inspiring to create the stage name IV DANTE, he formed a lineup of highly capable musicians to be able to bring his vision to life.

Off the stage, Dante writes, produces and records all of the music with the help of Engineer, Sam Swain (Rat!Hammock, Kasey Chambers, DNCE) to create his well-crafted, ear-catching Pop songs but with the subtle hints of technical musicianship.

Constantly striving to bring his said 'guitars, smiles and hair-flicks' back into music, IV DANTE already being touted as one of Australia's brightest up-and-coming talents.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

some real earnest, vibrant, throwback stuff here from iv dante!

some real earnest, vibrant, throwback stuff here from iv dante!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 Oct 2020

Triple J
35

If you're a fan of early 1975 you'll find something to love in the form of this spit shined guitar pop from IV DANTE

If you're a fan of early 1975 you'll find something to love in the form of this spit shined guitar pop from IV DANTE

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

30 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

no need for my third iced almond latte today! the energy in this one has me bouncing off the walls!

no need for my third iced almond latte today! the energy in this one has me bouncing off the walls!