This month we’re sharing something with you everyday, starting with a revisit of our 2020 releases. Today Dactylion takes a turn.
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Dactylion single Stutter
We didn’t know it at the time but back in January we released what was to be the final track from nu-gaze band Dactylion. Forming in Derby at the end of 2016 the band recorded a debut EP for us (Come Inside, September 2017 – which sold out on release) before migrating to Leeds where they worked on new material.
It included single Stutter and bonus track Howl, released digitally in January 2020, and coinciding with the band sadly calling it a day.
Premiering the track God Is In The TV said, “Pulling together their tried and tested shoegaze influence with 90’s alternative indie guitar and a pure pop chorus.”
The start of Dactylion
A short film made with an early incarnation of the band ahead of their first gig, which took place in Derby in 2017.
We also released the band’s debut EP back in September 2017, Come Inside. Released digitally and on limited CD the release sold out immediately. And no surprise – we loved this band from the off.
At the time of the EP release we said: “From the moment we heard a first early bedroom demo from Dactylion we were excited about the prospects of the band and desperate to hear more from them. They haven’t disappointed with this first EP – perfect shoegaze reminiscent of Mazzy Star with the alt rock edge of Cherry Glazerr. This might be a band learning their craft but the songwriting and sound, both on record and live, suggests a band with far more experience.”
More to come from #RYAdvent2020
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