Monday, May 27, 2024

Let’s Hear it for… The Dan Reed Network

If a mixture of exhilarating rock, funk, and soul is your thing, then The Dan Reed Network’s new studio album, Let’s Hear It For The King, will be right down your street.

Their sixth studio album, and their first since 2018’s Origins album, Let’s Hear It For The King comes full circle to the band’s original vision statement – To challenge beliefs, smash down existing protocol, and build something new out of the shrapnel.

The album will be released by Drakkar Entertainment on Friday 4th March 2022, and the first single from it, ‘Starlight’, is out now from here, while you can pre-order the album here.

“We are chomping at the bit to get out there and bring people what we genuinely believe is the heaviest, funkiest and most melodic DRN album to date,” said main man, Dan Reed. “These songs are the strongest representation of the band’s sound that we’ve ever created. You have been warned!”

Not for the faint-hearted, we are informed that the album pays “tremendous detail to infectious melodies, provocative lyrics and honours their shredding funk rock roots”. It is intended as the next step in the Dan Reed Network’s artistic evolution. 

Produced by Rob Daiker and Dan Reed, the album features the following tracks: ‘Pretty Karma, ‘The Ghost Inside’, ‘Starlight’, ‘Supernova’, ‘Let’s Hear It For The King’, ‘I See Angels’, ‘Homegrown’, ‘Stumble’, ‘Just Might Get It’, ‘Where’s The Revolution’, ‘Are You Ready?’, ‘Unfuck My World’, plus as bonus track on CD versions only ‘Last Day On Saturn’.

Let’s Hear It For The King will be available as a limited edition DRN LHIFTK box set, limited edition coloured vinyl, alongside other formats Reed has even created personalised, hand-written lyric sheets for each song from the album that will be randomly placed inside the limited-edition box sets.

The new album coincides with DRN’s European Tour that includes a nine-date co-headline UK run with Reckless Love featuring special guests Collateral, plus headline shows in Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and Germany.

The Network will also be playing a special headline show for their Facebook group ‘The Networkers’ in secret location in Newcastle on Sunday 27th February where the band promise to “celebrate the album’s release in style!”

“The new album snarls and bites,” said an enthusiastic Reed. “We wanted to cut its teeth alongside some young, high-energy bands, so who better than Reckless Love and Collateral. Those boys can rock.

“Anyone who’s seen DRN live knows that’s where we come to life.  We’re ready to deliver a lot of energy and give the audience a direct shot of funk n’ roll!”

Tickets for all Dan Reed Network concerts are available from here, and UK concerts from here. 

You can watch the official music video for new single ‘Starlight’ right here at RAMzine.

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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