Award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to release his new album Dear Silence Thieves in the UK on Monday April 27th. The album will coincide with a special London album launch showcase concert at London’s Borderline venue on the same day, plus selected solo dates around the UK taking him through to May before he returns in November as special guest on Joe Satriani’s November 2015 UK Shockwave Tour.
Dear Silence Thieves was produced by produced by Theo Crous and features ten tracks: ‘Backbite’, ‘Pop Collar Jockey’, ‘Fetch Your Spade’, ‘Hold On’, ‘Taking Chances’, ‘Windmills And The Sea’, ‘Only An Ocean (Reprise)’, ‘Your War’, ‘Feels Like Home’ and ‘Madison Lane’. You can watch the promotional video for the first single ‘Backbite’ below:
Prior to its UK release, Dear Silence Thieves was voted #1 in Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Blues Rock Albums of 2014 online poll last December, a year that also saw him chosen to open for Bruce Springsteen in front of 64.000 people at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Patlansky ‘s career has seen him debut with Standing At The Station, followed by his 2004 major label (Blue Note, EMI produced) masterstroke True Blues, then become endorsed by Fender in 2006 the same year he brought out Real, Move My Soul followed in 2009, 20 Stones in 2012, with 2013’s unplugged acoustically-anchored Wooden Thoughts coming out prior to Dear Silence Thieves, while touring internationally and gathering an admirable reputation as “one of the world’s finest blues-based storytellers of his generation”.
Tickets for the London Borderline show are available from The Gig Cartel online or calling the 24 hour box office on 0844 478 0898. Patlansky also plays Sheffield Greystones on Tuesday April 28th, York Fibbers on Thursday April 30th, plus a co-headline gig with Laurence Jones at Poole’s Mr Kyps in Dorset on Thursday May 7th.