Press Release

New Album "Origins"
Released 23rd November 2018

Pre-Order the 'Origins' Album & Bundles here

Dan Reed Network are ecstatic to follow up their UK November Tour announcement with details of their brand new studio album Origins on Friday November 23rd 2018 via Reed’s own ‘Zero One Entertainment’ Label.

Origins follows DRN’s hugely successful comeback album Fight Another Day (2016). Physical pre-orders for Origins are available from Monday 13th August directly from the Dan Reed Network website .  All orders will receive a digital version of the first single Fade To Light as a free download.

To celebrate the announcement of their new album DRN are also extremely proud to share the first single Fade To Light with a music video they feel encapsulates the whole experience of recording Origins.

“The video for Fade To Light is taken from the inaugural live studio recording session at Blueprint Studios in Manchester and is the perfect microcosm for this entire process. What I think really translates throughout is how having an audience in the room fed the band with a unique energy that pushed us to expand our creative horizons. We’re thrilled with the results,” explains Dan Reed.

While recording the album DRN opened the studio doors to the public and invited them in to be a part of an exclusive series of recording sessions that spanned the globe with tracks that would eventually become Origins recorded at Blueprint Studio’s in Manchester, The Power Station in NYC, Nia Studios in Portland Oregon and finally Studio 4 in Stockholm.

“We felt we were in the unique position to make this an immersive global event and break down the boundaries between those who love creating music and those love enjoying it. Each studio provided its own variety of motivation. Whether that be the knowledge of artists of who’d recorded there in the past, personal memories of the location we were in or the friendly faces watching on and inspiring us directly,” says Dan Reed.


Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

The concept allowed supporters of the band to intimately witness the whole process of recording a brand new song from scratch with the band individually tracking drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals before inviting the audience to participate and provide backing vocals for the song as can be seen in the brand new video for Fade To Light. The audience were also witness to a classic Dan Reed Network being re-imagined right before their eyes.

A major part of this idea was taking control of the creative process moving forward as well as reclaiming music we’d recorded in the past. We thought those in attendance would really appreciate us not only creating something new but reimagining one of their favourite songs. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed revisiting these songs and contemplating the artistic journey we went on at the time and what we now can bring to that now as more mature song writers and musicians,” continues Dan Reed.


Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

Photo Credit: © Laurence Harvey

Dan Reed Network recently announced their upcoming Origins November 2018 Headline UK Tour that will see the band take in major cities across the UK in support of the new album. Special guests on the tour are Mason Hill and Hollowstar.

TRACKLISTING – ORIGINS
1. Fade to Light
2. Ritual
3. Right in Front of Me
4. Forgot to Make Her Mine
5. Shameless
6. Let it Go
7. One Last Time
8. Rainbow Child

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded in Manchester, 3 & 4 in NYC, 5 & 6 in Portland and 7 & 8 in Stockholm


Photo Credit: © Anders Gustafsson

Origins
Track by Track

1. Fade to Light
The track ‘Fade to Light’ started off as a music bed that Brion James composed in Honduras and sent to me in Prague. I really liked the mood of what would become the verse sections and felt there was a darkness that morphed in to some kind of hope as the track developed. This immediately gave me the idea that something can not only fade in to darkness but can also fade in to light. Applying that to a relationship with another human being or with a task that is in front of you I discovered a story of taking conflict and struggle, internal or external, and overcoming that through finding the insight and strength through embracing the love and friendship we receive in this life. It’s about finding recognizing the people and places where find solace and never letting them go.

2. Right in Front of Me
I often struggle with composing upbeat tracks these last years for they can often come off as if they are trying to impress through the energy of the track and not through the content of the lyric. We knew we wanted a track with some positive high energy on this album and I had this really poppy melody for a lyric ‘I’m never coming down, down, down from this high... I’ll be around, ‘round, ‘round every day and night’... but it wasn’t until I discovered why a person would be that devoted in their deepest heart that the song made sense. Realizing the gifts and good fortune we have right in front of us the whole time we are busying ourselves looking for something better is the most important thing to remember in this life. ‘Right in Front of Me’ is a high paced reminder to always take stock in what we have.

3. Shameless
‘Shameless’ is about a love, romantic or friend based, that no matter what the parameters of their life is their connection will always make sense and will forever remain integral to both people involved. The mood of the track is one of deep contemplation and of the weight of such relationships, but also the celebration of the discovery and joy that can be found in relationships that may be misunderstood by those who know nothing of the connection but remain a blessing to the two souls experiencing it. Often we are told we are to feel ashamed in this life for choices we make... and of course if the choices are made with malice and dark intentions then emotions like shame have an important role, however, when we give everything of ourselves to another person or project with good intentions and true joy is found there then no matter what the outcome their bond should remain ‘Shameless’ for an eternity if both people are finding inspiration together.

4. One Last Time
Having a job that takes you away from home a lot, or takes up a tremendous amount of time, dedication and focus can wreak all your relationships if the friends and romantic relationships in your life don’t command a tremendous amount of patience and understanding. ‘One Last Time’ is an admission of how difficult that proposition is and also a poem of gratitude to all those who remain by your side even though it’s not always wine and roses.

5. Ritual
Being that the Manchester Studio Sessions in December 2017 was the first recording event we thought it would be fitting to re-record ‘Ritual’ and invite the live audience to sing the tribal chant on what was our first single on Polygram Records in 1987. ‘Ritual’ was DRN’s introduction to the international music community and in many ways defined what journalists and music lovers alike began calling ‘funk rock’ when it came to describe DRN. The original chant was born from producer Bruce Fairbairn bringing Dan Reed to a local college music department in Vancouver, Canada, and introducing him to an African percussionist named Dido. When the debut album was almost finished at Little Mountain Sound, Dido brought down many of his drums and other percussion instruments and the entire band, Dido, and even Fairbairn manned different instruments and recorded the intro to Ritual. From the initial passes Dido was heard in the background chanting what became one of the most memorable elements of the first album.

6. Forgot to Make Her Mine
This track is always the go to song in the DRN set when the band believes it’s time to get down and dirty with the funk while at the same time mixing in one of DRN’s most iconic rock guitar riffs. ‘Forgot to Make Her Mine’ never fails to get the crowd moving and out of their seats, while the subject of losing someone because you didn’t give enough affection and attention to them will remain timeless. The band knew that tracking the song in the legendary ‘Power Station’ in New York with a live audience meant it was time to rock it up and take advantage of the massive drum sounds bands have been getting there for decades. DRN slowed this version down to bring out the funk even more and gave guitar riffs even more room to breathe.

7. Let it Go
Throughout the years the track ‘Let it Go’ has been the song most DRN supporters state has helped them through difficult times in their life. It has been said many times that music has a healing quality and if that is true then this song could be considered DRN’s contribution to that concept. However, this time it has been reimagined by guitarist Brion James as a more uplifting soul track as opposed to the original pensive and often sombre version. Recorded in the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon with a live audience made this new version even more poignant.

8. Rainbow Child
It’s fair to say that without the success of ‘Rainbow Child’ throughout Sweden and the UK that DRN would not be where they are today. Being that the fourth and final Studio Session event for creating the new album Origins was held in Stockholm, Sweden, it made sense to invite this live audience to be the choir on the choruses and the outro of the band’s biggest hit. Being that track is about honouring the child who lives inside of us all, and written in a parking lot of a Grateful Dead show in Oakland, California, in 1988, where everyone was dancing with reckless abandon, it seemed appropriate to re-record ‘Rainbow Child’ half way around the world on the 30th Anniversary of its inception, and in the city that embraced the song more than any other when it was released.


Photo Credit: © Adrian Hextall

"Origins" UK Tour November 2018

With Special Guests


The Robin 2, Bilston

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Ticket Price: £20 adv. £25 on the door
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20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston,
Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

Newcastle, Riverside

Thursday 8th November 2018

Ticket Price: £20 adv. £25 on the door
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Neptune House, 1 The Close, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear, NE1 3RQ
www.riversidenewcastle.co.uk

Inverness, Ironworks
MonsterFest

Saturday 10th November 2018

Ticket Price: £60
Venue Box Office: 0871 789 4173
Tickets: www.ironworksvenue.com
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122-B Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LX
www.ironworksvenue.com

Glasgow, The Garage

Tuesday 13th November2018

Ticket Price: £20 adv. £25 on the door
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Venue Box Office: 0141 332 1120
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490 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, G2 3LW
http://garageglasgow.co.uk

Wakefield, Warehouse 23

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Ticket Price: £20 adv. £25 on the door
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Venue Box Office: 0141 332 1120
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23 Smyth Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1ED
https://warehouse23.co.uk

Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd

Friday 16th November 2018

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Municipal Buildings, Gelliwastad Road,
Pontypridd, CF37 2DP
http://muniartscentre.com

Chester, The Live Rooms

Saturday 17th November 2018

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Venue Box Office: 0141 332 1120
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1 Station Road, Chester, CH1 3DR
www.theliverooms.com

Bristol, The Fleece

Sunday 18th November 2018

Ticket Price: £20
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12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ
https://thefleece.co.uk

Stoke, Eleven

Wednesday 21st November 2018

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21a, Newfield Industrial Estate, Sandyford,
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST6 5PD
www.elevenmusicvenue.co.uk

The Venue, Derby

Thursday 22nd November 2018

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47-49 Abbey St, Derby, DE22 3SJ
www.thevenue-derby.co.uk/live-music

229 Venue, London
Album Launch Party

Friday 23rd November 2018

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Venue Box Office: boxoffice@229thevenue.co.uk
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229 Great Portland St, London, W1W 5PN
www.229thevenue.com

The Landor, London
Exclusive Networkers Album Listening Party

Saturday 24th November 2018

Ticket Price: £30 adv
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Venue: 0207 737 3419
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70 Landor Rd, London, SW9 9PH
www.thelandorpub.com

Manchester Club Academy

Sunday 25th November 2018

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Moss Lane East, Manchester, M14 4PX
www.manchesteracademy.net

*To be a part of the Networkers private event please join DRN’s ‘Networkers’ Facebook group

Links & Downloads

Further Information

Peter Noble and Michaela Sauter at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772
Email: peter@noblepr.co.uk, michaela@noblepr.co.uk