As soon as anyone mentions a band from Liverpool a few things inevitably spring to mind, The Beatles, The La’s, The Coral, jangly guitars, Ian Broudie, and too much weed smoking. Pretty much every band that has come out of Liverpool in the last few years has been stuck in a rut before they have even begun. Dan Croll thankfully has stepped out of the Merseybeat shadow.
After studying at LIPA, Dan fully immersed himself in a whole variety of different musical genres, picking off influences from far and wide; the world music influence of Paul Simon, experimental orchestral work with African choirs, 1960’s psychedelia, the early sounds of Mars Volta, Beruit, Bon Iver and then more modern sounds such as Metronomy and Dirty Projectors. ‘Whatever is on around me makes it into my head.’ Dan explains, ‘I always like to say it’s a balance between acoustic and digital. I’m between two points. I don’t know what you’d call that, a genre that hasn’t got a name’