The Preston band making music about isolation with a solitary microphone

Posted on - 5th April, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Ingol, Music, People, Preston News
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A new folk rock band from Ingol has been recording music on a shoestring budget from one member’s garage.


Dancing Dead is made up of Carlo Squillino (vocalist, songwriter and guitar), Tom Costello (drummer and producer), and Mark Bamber (guitarist and graphic designer).

While the band say they’re making music with “pretty awful equipment”, they’re not letting financial constraints hold them back.

Carlo said: “We record from home as we are in a strict no budget situation. We use one low-tech mic for everything and make sure the music is still at its best possible potential. 

“We are working class individuals who have never had any help with our music. We aren’t ashamed of this and believe everyone can and should make art despite financial circumstance.

“Our latest release is a single called Dark of the Day. It is about isolation and loss, Which is quite fitting for times like these. 

“Our goal is to reflect on the human condition through songwriting. We aim to be universal and poetic, becoming songwriters whom listeners with similar struggles can relate and identify with, and hopefully feel a little less alone.

“We hope to be on Preston’s music scene as soon as the pandemic ends. Starting with the Ferret, naturally.”

You can check out Dancing Dead’s new single Slippin’ Away on YouTube. Their album, Wasteland, is set to be released later this year under independent label Bonfire Records. 

Read more: The Ferret launches funding campaign to escape permanent closure

Have you heard Dancing Dead’s music? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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