Dan Lyons is one of the hidden architects behind some of your favourite bands.
Drummer with Misty Miller and Phobophobes, he's ingrained in London's underground guitar scene, playing several shows a week.
New single 'Big Moon' finds the drummer taking centre-stage, however, and on this evidence it's not before time.
Out on February 23rd, it's a neat indie rock song, all off kilter riffs and a cute violin part.
Chloe Pemberton directs the visuals, and it perfectly compliments the song.
Dan Lyons explains: "The video is a mirror of the song; I suppose I’m playing the Moon. It’s also about a relationship, this idea of constant transformation and duality, being torn in two with light in one hand and dark in the other."
"The song itself just came to me whilst I was staying at my friend’s apartment in Temple in Paris, I was sitting on the balcony half asleep, looking out over the city and Sacré-Cœur during a full moon, and I descended into this sort of Maurice Sendak version of reality, like ‘In The Night Kitchen’ - I felt like Mickey. Chloe definitely captured the mood of that evening in this video."
Tune in now.
Dan Lyons is playing SXSW this year - support him on PledgeMusic. Dates as follows:
13 Austin, Texas 720 Club
17 Austin, Texas The Velveeta Room
18 Austin, Texas The Panache Party
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