PHOTO CREDIT : Vanessa Heins
“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
Following the recent release of his new LP, ‘More or Less’ via City Slang and accompanying European tour, Dan Mangan has announced dates for 2019 and shared a new video.
The dates will see Mangan tour across the UK in the Spring, before returning next Autumn to play at London’s prestigious Union Chapel. Dates are:
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
April 9th, 2019 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 10th, 2019 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
April 11th, 2019 – Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
April 16th, 2019 – Postgarage, Graz, Austria
October 1st, 2019 – Union Chapel, London , UK
‘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.
Today he shares a lyric video to accompany the track “Peaks & Valleys” – a stirring reminder to hold onto the ones we love through life’s ups and downs.
‘More or Less’ track list:
02 Peaks & Valleys (YouTube)
03 Just Fear (YouTube)
04 Lay Low
05 Cold In The Summer (YouTube)
06 Troubled Mind (YouTube)
07 Fool For Waiting (YouTube)
08 Can’t Not
09 Never Quiet
10 Which Is It
Buy or stream ‘More or Less’ here: https://danmangan.lnk.