Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Dangereens do the Nomadic Step

‘Nomadic Step‘ is the latest single by Montreal glitter rock’n’roll outfit Dangereens.

Drawing inspiration from 60s Motown as well as 70s sleazy pub rock, this one’s a light-hearted stomper about seeing an unsuspected love constantly sliding through your hands. The action-packed single combines a restless rhythm section with jumpy guitars and a string trio shrilling and thrilling through the song, graciously covered with nonchalant crackly vocals 

You can order it here.

Dangereens has been described as “The most elegantly decadent rock n’ roll unit of the 21st century”

Whether or not that call’s true of the Montreal band, time will tell, though there’s quite of rock ‘n’ roll survivors (amazingly so) from the 20th century who might still like to argue their own ongoing validity for this millennium’s role, even while queuing for their pension!

Dangereens signed a deal with burgeoning rock label Golden Robot Records as announced in a video here a while back. They released their first single for the label, ‘Streets Of Doom’ back in July last year and followed that up with ‘Thieves’ in September.

‘Thieves’ depicts a day in the lives of two depraved youths forced to turn to crime for survival. The music is built upon a 4 on the floor drum beat and includes ripping guitar works, groovy basslines and an out-worldly saxophone solo.

The vocals are snarled nonchalantly with minimal melodic variations, that builds up a tension complementing the storytelling. ‘Thieves’ has been compared to Aerosmith jamming with T-Rex and Kiss!

You can also watch the video for that one right here at RAMzine and order the single here.  More recently, back in November, they released ‘Love Jive’, that was a slight departure from their glitter rock sound and is a Southern-rock inspired boogie executed by slum-roaming city dwellers. The lyrics describe a youth who abandons his predictable situation for a utopian, bohemian promised land, only to find out that life had other plans for him. The track contains finely arranged guitar twangs and pedal steel swells served atop thick, luscious bass grooves and steady, toe-tappin’ drumlines. You can get that single here and watch the video to it right here at RAMzine.

Previous single ‘Streets Of Doom’ is still available on all digital platforms here. You can also watch the new video for the song right here at RAMzine.

Formed in spring 2017, Dangereens engaged in a feverish song writing streak that led them to put out their self-titled EP. Since their formation, the band have toured throughout their homeland and taken the route south, playing down in the USA in cities like New York and Boston. Their live performances include theatrical elements mixed with high energy, glitter punk attitude.

Drawing comparisons to bands like The Strokes, the Canadian band blends touches of 70s glam rock, punk, power pop, southern rock, 60s garage rock and 50s R&B and rock ’n’ roll into one tasty smorgasbord.

Word has it theses cats will “make you scream and shout, while wearing your finest glitter and sequin blouse!” watch their video for the song ‘Black Light City’ right here at RAMzine and judge for yourselves, as well as checking them out on Spotify here.


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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