Original 80’s band Daniel Takes A Train release of their fourth single North, following their re-discovery by top German indie label Firestation Records.
The song, which was recorded earlier this year in state-of-the-art music studios at Bucks New University, channels classic mid-80’s guitar pop (Prefab Sprout, The Blue Nile etc) and tells the tale of a father who is trying to save his relationship with a son who has disappeared ‘up north’.
Following the release of their retrospective LP Style, Charm and Commotion and ensuing national media interest in their story, the London five piece have written, recorded and released brand new material, produced their own music video, sold out a handful of venues in the capital and found many new fans along the way.
The track is a slice of perfect pop, on the same musical success lines as Aztec Camera, Candy Opera and Haircut 100, the track will not fail but to please any listener. Upbeat jangly guitar, catchy keys and an addictive beat to match, this would have lit up the charts without fail in the 80’s. Let’s hope the nations hippest kids join todays party.
Says singer Paul Baker: “Getting the band back together 30 years after splitting up hasn’t always been plain sailing, but we’re in a good place right now, with some exciting new songs in the pipeline and with live music promoters calling us for a change!” Adds guitarist Dan Synge: “At our gigs, it’s great to see so many new faces in the crowd. It seems that our music now appeals both to Millennials as well as middle-aged fans, who may have heard of us back in the day.”
The single download and stream also comes with a bonus track, a special remix of their previous single My Town by up-and-coming producer Hamish Rosewarne – it’s an essential track for any DJ hoping to get their Alternative 80’s party rocking!
North is available from Friday 22 November for download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and more.