Dan Pat­lansky

Dear Si­lence ThieveS

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Own La­bel

This is the sev­enth stu­dio al­bum re­lease from South African Pat­lansky and it’s a mag­nif­i­cent piece of work. Th­ese ten self-penned tracks not only show off Dan’s abil­i­ties as a vo­cal­ist, song­smith and gui­tarist they also show what a force­ful and heavy de­liv­ery th­ese guys cre­ate when they play. More like a heavy rock band than a regular blues out­fit, the feel is still blues based. Last year Dan and his band opened for Bruce Spring­steen at the FNB Sta­dium in Jo­han­nes­burg and now they are head­lin­ing blues fes­ti­vals all over Europe. The ‘Si­lence Thieves’ ref­er­ence is made to those an­noy­ing peo­ple who turn up to a gig then talk loudly through­out the per­for­mance. Far from an overnight suc­cess, it’s been a grad­ual climb up the lad­der of suc­cess since the de­but al­bum Stand­ing At The Sta­tion in 1999 with each con­sec­u­tive re­lease show­ing how much Dan has de­vel­oped as an artist. With great vari­a­tion and feel through­out, this is one al­bum that should be made com­pul­sive lis­ten­ing.

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