Back in 2012, we caught Canadian artist Dan Mangan at the much missed “Summer Sundae Weekender” in Leicester.
We knew nothing about him, but were really impressed by his set, and as chance would have it, it turned out he was staying at the same hotel as us, and we ended up having a nice chat.
So when we saw that he’s playing at “YES! Manchester” (a relatively new venue, which sounds interesting) we just had to buy tickets.
Coinciding with the tour, he has a new album out.
‘More Or Less’ is an album that Mangan claims “feels more like ‘me’ than ever. More sparse. Less meticulous. More kids. Less time. More direct. Less metaphor. More discovery. Less youth. More warmth. Less chaos.” It sees him telling of having a family and the changes and challenges that has brought to his life with touching honesty and warmth.
Looking at the comments on these videos, his latest work continues to be well received, the media are impressed too:
“A balm for dark times… A quasi-mainastream return that radiates intimacy; a simultaneous retreat and advance.” – **** MOJO
“Downtime and downsizing has served Mangan well, allowing him to chisel out his best album yet.” – **** Q
“A record that tackles the advance of age and the troubles of raising a family in these uncertain times with endearing honesty.” –Long Live Vinyl
You can catch Dan Mangan at any of the following dates:
April 4th, 2019 – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
April 5th, 2019 – The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
April 6th, 2019 – YES (The Basement), Manchester, UK
April 7th, 2019 – Hope And Ruin, Brighton, UK
October 1st, 2019 – Union Chapel, London , UK
Buy or stream ‘More or Less’ here: https://danmangan.lnk.to/moreorless
PHOTO CREDIT : Vanessa Heins