Dan Patlansky – ‘Dog Day’

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to the release his new studio album Perfection Kills in the UK on Friday 2nd February 2018.  The album is the follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed “Introvertigo” which was voted #1 Blues Rock Album 2016 by Blues Rock Review.

To dovetail the release of the new album, Dan will embark on a UK tour in March 2018 with special guest Mollie Marriott. The tour will start at the Manchester Ruby Lounge on Thursday 15th March and include dates in Newcastle (Mar 16), Leek (Mar 17), Bristol (Mar 18), Sheffield (Mar 20) and London (Mar 21).

Patlansky was nominated as one of Classic Rock magazine’s hotly tipped new artists of 2015. His album Dear Silence Thieves received accolades and praise from the British press. He’s been voted Most Promising Male Blues Artist by Blues & Soul Magazine, and only recently has he been nominated as Best International Solo Artist at the Planet Rock Radio ‘Rocks’ Awards.

Perfection Kills was recorded at Scherzo Productions, a recording studio in Dan’s home town of Pretoria, South Africa. Dan chose Scherzo because he wanted to make a different sounding record and he felt it was the right studio for his vision.

Patlansky produced the album himself, something he hadn’t done in years. Says Dan, “I learnt so much working with Theo Crous who was the producer on my previous two albums Dear Silence Thieves and Introvertigo. I worked on pre-production and song writing with Theo on a couple of the tracks for Perfection Kills and applied what I learnt to the recording and production process of the album.

Perfection Kills is all about my vision of making a record that still makes the song writing a priority as in the past, the final product delivers a far more real and organic result.”

What sets the new album apart from its predecessors is the honesty and live sound of the songs. “To me it feels like a band playing live in the studio which isn’t far from the truth. As mentioned the songs are still the priority and always will be, but on this album they come across far closer to the way they will sound live.  This is the album I’ve wanted to make for a few years now. So all I wanted to do was get the sound and production in my head across to the listeners in a raw and charmingly rough way.”

What songs from the new album is Dan most looking forward to playing on the road?

“The first single, Dog Day, and the songs Johnny, Mayday and Too Far Gone are first that come to mind. I think all the songs will translate at a different level compared to previous songs on the live stage. I cannot wait to test drive the tunes.”

Dan started writing songs and recording the new album in 2016. Some of the songs were co-written and arranged with Theo Crous. “I got together with the band once I had basic ideas and messed about with them in a rehearsal space for a week,” reflects Dan. “I went back tweaked a few and then we were ready for the studio. The recording process was semi live and took two weeks to complete. All the songs on Perfection Kills were recorded and engineered by Jaco Naudé at Scherzo Productions in South-Africa, Mixed by Stefan Swart in South Africa and all tracks mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering U.S.A.

Perfection Kills is a concept that Dan whole heartedly believes in. Says Dan, “In any art form perfection doesn’t exist because there is no yard stick to measure it by. The pursuit of perfection ends up doing far more harm to the art than good. This was the mind set we adhered to when we went into the recording studio, “Why try to be perfect?”

What plans does the adventurous South African blues rock guitarist have in store in 2018?

“There’s going to be a big emphasis on a lot of touring around the new record which I can’t wait for. In March 2018 we return to the U.K/Europe for the Perfection Kills album launch tour.

Manchester, Deaf Institute
Thursday 15th March

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135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE

Newcastle, The Cluny
Friday 16th March

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34 Lime St, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ


Leek, Foxlowe Arts
Saturday 17th March

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Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6AD

Bristol, The Tunnels
Sunday 18th March

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Arches 31 & 32, Bristol & Exeter Mews,
Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QF

Sheffield, Greystones
Tuesday 20th March

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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS

London, Borderline
Wednesday 21st March

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Orange Yard, Manette St, London, W1D 4JB


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