Line-up /Tone Deaf Presents Dancing Heals (album launch) + Holland + Morgan Joanel
Tone Deaf presents
Melbourne-based four piece Dancing Heals are set to return to the stage after several months’ break from the live circuit, and Tone Deaf are proud to present them when they launch their debut album (and introduce their handsome new bass player) in Sydney on Friday, July 6th at Upstairs Beresford (with special guests Holland & Morgan Joanel).
The self-funded and released debut album, titled “Into The Night” was recorded at Red Door Sounds in Collingwood over a period of 12 months, “when we could afford it,” says Dancing Heals songwriter and sometimes singer Dan Trakell. That process is part of why “Into the Night” is in many ways a layered chronicle of the band’s genesis and continuum.
Produced by Mandy Kane and mixed by Tony Espie (The Avalanches, The Holidays) – with input on one track from Paul ‘Woody’ Annison (The Living End, Children Collide) - it features songs from across Dancing Heals’ three-year history.
Included on the album is last year’s single, “Diamonds”, which garnered airplay on US college and internet radio stations, and was added to the KCRW music library. The music video (by impressive rising filmmaker Tim White) for ‘Diamonds’ received rotation airplay on ABC’s “Rage”, screening for five consecutive weeks and culminating in the prime time Saturday morning slot of 9-10am.
Within weeks of the album’s completion the follow-up single “Live & Learn” (double A side with “Hillary May”) was placed on a promo campaign in the US for USA TV’s hit series “Covert Affair” and was played on KROQ show “Jonesy’s Jukebox” as well as receiving rotation airplay on “Under The Radar” an influential show on KACV in Amarillo, Texas.
The album and single “Live & Learn” both achieved Top 25 and Top 20 status on the national US Specialty Radio Airplay Charts (albums and singles, respectively) in April 2012.
Back home, the current double-a side (Live & Learn/Hillary May) is getting spins on Triple J’s Unearthed digi station, Radar Radio digi and FM and community stations nationally.