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Interview: David Burn of Detroit Social Club

 
By on Friday, 1st October 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

Most everyone likes a good soccer game, and many more like a good song. So it comes as no surprise that up and coming Detroit Social Club has landed a mega deal with Sky Sports for their tantalizing track, ‘Northern Man’. The song is being used for all the Premier League and Champions League football games. How does the band feel about the news, you ask? Well, here, frontman David Burn will tell you…

First off, let’s start with your latest piece of news about your deal with Sky Sports and ‘Northern Man’. What was your reaction when you heard the news? Did you ever expect to land upon something like this?
I don’t know if I ever expected it. I was obviously delighted when we got told about it, not because of any football reasons although I am a football fan – it was more as a writer, you want for your music to be heard by as many people as possible, and knowing that there’s about 4 or 5 million people watching every match on a Saturday and on Mondays – it’s obviously a lot of people hearing your music – and there might not be any financial gain or anything, but that’s second to knowing that on a Saturday afternoon there’s people in pubs up and down the country listening to your tune. And the weird thing is that probably thousands and thousands of people know the song now instantly and then when it’s played on the radio they’ll be able to tell us so I’m obviously delighted for that – knowing that one of my songs is going to played in front of other people.

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Video of the Moment #340: Detroit Social Club

 
By on Monday, 6th September 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

Here’s the latest visual offering from the wonderful Detroit Social Club, who released their debut album ‘Existence’ in May (TGTF review here). We’ve got the exclusive on the promo video for the track ‘Northern Man’. Watch it below, it’s fabulous.

 

Album Review: Detroit Social Club – Existence

 
By on Monday, 10th May 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

Detroit Social Club, the baby of Newcastle songwriter David Burn that has translated to a six-piece live experience, is looming large on the horizon. The band’s raucous debut album ‘Existence’, a blistering set of 10 songs, will be released at the end of the month. Biffy Clyro, I’d watch your backs if I were you.

The album begins with ‘Kiss the Sun’, coming in like a jetliner before frontman Burn’s vocals come swaggering in. Jimi Hendrix may have wanted to ‘kiss the sky’ but he might have had a change of heart, had he heard this tune. ‘Black and White’ was one of the first songs from this band made available, and it steadily builds and builds into a wailing number. String instrumentation is sometimes perceived as a wrong turn in rock albums but not in DSC’s ‘Northern Man’. I actually think it shows a slightly softer side to this band, with Burn’s voice suggesting a bit of Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots). In other tracks like ‘Chemistry’ and ‘Silver’, Burns channels the late Kurt Cobain and does a good job of it. The latter features appealing, unearthly squealing guitars.

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Album Art Exclusive / Competition: Win Detroit Social Club Tickets

 
By on Thursday, 6th May 2010 at 6:30 pm
 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne rock band Detroit Social Club is about to release their debut album, ‘Existence’, on Fiction Records on 31 May. We were given an exclusive sneak peek of the cover art – check it out on the right! The single ‘Prophecy’ will precede the album’s release by 1 week (24 May).

NME has described their sound as ‘a maelstrom of thundering drums and sleazy guitars capable of making you fly higher than Icarus’. And I heartily concur. If you’re sick and tired of the frou frou stuff being flogged on the music charts, this band just might be the antidote you’re looking for.

We’ve got one pair of guestlist tickets each for the band’s appearances on the New to Q tour this month when the tour calls at Leeds Cockpit (Thursday 13 May), Bristol 02 Academy (Sunday 16 May) and Birmingham 02 Academy (Monday 17 May) for three lucky winners chosen at random. So what are you waiting for? Enter the contest below by 8 PM on Wednesday 12 May and you’re in the running. Good luck!

And if you don’t win, not to worry. There are still tickets available from this Web site.

This competition is now closed. Thanks to all that entered.

 

New To Q Tour / May 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 22nd April 2010 at 9:00 am
 

This year’s New To Q Tour has been announced for the middle of next month.

The seven date tour sees Detroit Social Club, Goldhawks and Tiffany Page all take to the stage.

Tickets are on sale now.

Monday 10th May 2010 – Manchester Sound Control
Tuesday 11th May 2010 – Glasgow King Tuts
Wednesday 12th May 2010 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Thursday 13th May 2010 – Leeds Cockpit
Sunday 16th May 2010 – Bristol O2 Academy 2
Monday 17th May 2010 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Tuesday 18th May 2010 – London Relentless Garage

 

Detroit Social Club / December 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 at 4:18 pm
 

Touring in celebration of finishing their debut album which will be released next year, Detroit Social Club have announced a series of dates in mid December.

Tickets to see the Newcastle six-piece are on sale now.

Thursday 10th December 2009 – High Wycombe Bucks University Student Union
Friday 11th December 2009 – Birmingham The Rainbow
Thursday 17th December 2009 – Newcastle World Headquarters
Friday 18th December 2009 – Stockton Ku Bar
Saturday 19th December 2009 – Manchester The Ruby Lounge

 
 
 

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