Another quick word with… Dan Michaelson

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 15:46 | Category : A quick word with..., Covers, Interviews, Video
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It’s funny to see Dan Michaelson still referred to as ‘former Absentee singer’, especially now that the release of his third album sees his solo output surpass his former band’s by 50%. But let’s not dwell on the past. The good news is that Dan’s new record Sudden Fiction is excellent; a stripped-down, melancholic late [...]

Dan Michaelson tours Britain

Thursday, 1 October 2009, 16:31 | Category : Live reviews
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Dan Michaelson - Absentee frontman and all-round top dude - is about to embark on a tour of Britain. He released his first solo album earlier in the year, along with an assortment of pals going under the name of The Coastguards, and it’s a fine record. Now, after several months of supporting other people, [...]

The Broken Family Band / Dan Michaelson & the Coastguards @ The Scala

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 8:37 | Category : Live reviews
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Music aside, gigs like this make me feel good. By making me feel young. Last time I was at this venue I was surrounded by teeny tiny teenagers rushing the stage at a No Age gig. This time it’s more about the receding hairlines and middle-aged spread, and yeah, I feel better. That’s not to [...]

Seven Songs: Dan Michaelson

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 13:45 | Category : Seven Songs
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Next week sees the release of Saltwater, the debut solo album from Absentee frontman Dan Michaelson, aided and abetted by his friends and collaborators The Coastguards. As I’ve said before, it’s a good album, a little mellower that his other band’s output and a perfect home for Dan’s unique vocals. The other things that I’ve [...]