Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Dan Patlansky’s Bad Soul!

Following the release of his latest studio album Shelter of Bones (via Virgin Music Label and Artist Services), award-winning South African blues rock guitarist Dan Patlansky has dropped a second single, in ‘Bad Soul’, out now, as is the official video that you can catch right here at RAMzine.

“Some people are just born bad and can’t be changed,” says Dan about ‘Bad Soul‘.

“I grew up and got to know some people that seemed to just possess a bad streak in them, and no matter how hard people tried to steer them in a different direction, they would just end up being a bad ass in everything thing they did.” 

‘Bad Soul’ applies Patlansky’s penchant heavy funky guitar licks albeit in slightly slower form here, with the slightest of downer rock approaches and yet something of a Beatles harmonic quality about it too.

Shelter of Bones was recorded over a three-year period from 2019-2021. “The pandemic allowed me to take my time, and really think about how I want the songs to come across,” he reflected.

“In many ways I tried to keep the sound from past albums that I’ve become known for in my arrangements and song writing, but definitely took some different turns along the way. I’ve always seen a record as a time capsule of where an artist is in a particular time of their lives.”

For Patlansky, Shelter of Bones covers a three- year period of many ups and downs, and, as a result, the South African guitarist believes the process has been a very interesting journey.

“My goal is always to try make a record that I would want to listen to,” said Patlansky. “I’m very happy and proud of this album. I produced it myself because I wanted a very particular sound. On three of the tracks, I enlisted a good friend and ex-keyboard player from Hamburg, Tom Gatza, who brought a fresh feel to these songs, especially the ballads (‘I’ll Keep Trying’ and ‘Shelter Of Bones’).”

The complete track listing for the album is as follows: ‘Soul Parasite’, ‘Snake Oil City’, ‘Selfish Lover’, ‘Lost’, ‘Bad Soul’, ‘Presence’, ‘I’ll Keep Trying’, ‘Devil’s Dopamine’, ‘Sweet Memories’, ‘Hounds Loose’ and ‘Shelter Of Bones’.

Shelter of Bones is an accurate representation of who I am currently as an artist, which is a modern twist on what I love most, the blues,” he noted.

The album is available to order from here.

Previous single, ‘Hounds Loose’ can be streamed/downloaded from here, and you can watch the video for it right here at RAMzine.

Patlansky will support the album with a nationwide UK tour from March 31– April 12 with special guest Arielle. Tickets are available at The Gig Cartel.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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