DanSette Junior – Paranoid Out Now!
aaamusic | On 15, Jun 2010
The brainchild of singer/producer/songwriter Will Hunt’s alter ego, Dansette Junior was borne through a chance encounter in the not so salubrious area of Kentish Town, North London. It was the summer of 2005 when Will decided to move from his native Birmingham to London and he set up home above a Wetherspoon’s pub in Bethnal Green (where he would work part time) whilst gigging across London as an acoustic singer songwriter. It wasn’t until the following year he moved to Kentish Town, bought a load of DJ equipment and synths and could regularly be found at London clubs Fabric, The Cross as well as club nights Laser Club at The Legion and Potty Mouth Disco.
Will met Graham Gaffney in a local Kentish Town pub when the pair bonded over a shared love of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They instantly hit it off and decided to start making music together – Graham on drums and Will on guitar and the synth gear he had recently bought. It wasn’t until September 2008 that the pair met Johnny McDermott (synths and bass) at east London club night Peanut Butter Jelly Time and Dansette Junior were officially born.
The band’s first sonic offering “Drums and Bass” became an underground cult classic, combining hypnotic comedy-sequence lyrics, analogue synths and computer geekery to create a unique blend of edgy pop and electronic beats.
The band’s debut single “Paranoid” is set to be released on Columbia Records on 2nd August. Produced by legendary drum & bass men Drumsound & Bassline Smith – the production trio of Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon Bassline Smith and three men whose influence over the drum & bass and dubstep scenes looms large, not to mention personal favourites of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Annie Nightingale – it’s heavy, throbbing electronic synths and dark undertones looks set to propel Dansette Junior into the hearts of clubbers and indie kids alike.
The band are set to play at this year’s Rockness Festival on Sunday 13th June, Glastonbury on Friday 25th June, and Big Chill August 6th.