It’s that time of the year again when the illustrious False Peak Records deliver a tempting Advent Calendar of delights in the lead up to Christmas – 24 mysterious offerings released progressively over the next month. We are very honoured to premiere the first treat in the form of the new single from the enigmatic band Dänmark, darkly looming from the sunny climes of Brisbane.
This release is becoming a welcome annual gift from the band who maintain very mysterious presence and always delight us with their whimsical song titles. ‘Don’t You Dare Go All Sentimental On Me’ is another delightful release – infused with an air of melancholy but livened by the jangling guitars and a soaring bass and percussion. A psychedelic outro creates a wash of sound with searing guitars and ambulant bass, hints of feedback curling at the edges in a sort of smoky departure.
Paul Voge, on vocals and guitars, says of the track:
…the song was about the music we love and how we reek of it in this band. Even though we should be “aging out” of playing loud guitar shit, we aren’t, so we keep writing and releasing.
The narrative sets the scene of really how challenging it is to be successful in this kind of genre and how often it come off as unimpressive to the larger audience (or that they just don’t get it). Thrown in there are homages to two albums by midwest emo pioneers, Mineral (Power of failing/ End Serending).
As ever we are presented with something atmospheric and statuesque, filled with yearning and burnished with layers of enveloping sound.
The accompanying film clip, edited by Voge and filmed at Base Vamp for False Peak Records, is a rare sight of the band in action, delivered through a pattered monochrome eye. The visuals wash over you and wrap you up in the music perfectly:
‘Don’t You Dare Go All Sentimental On Me’ is out tomorrow (Saturday, 2 December 2023) and will be available through all the usual download and streaming sites.
The band will be a vital part of False Peaks Records 5th Summit Instore Record Store Crawl on Sunday, 3 December where there will be a panoply of brilliant False Peak Records artists playing across various record stores in Brisbane. More details can be found below and here. Oh, and try the False peak Records honey too.