The South African-born guitar virtuoso caught our attention last year with his critically acclaimed album, Dear Silence Thieves.
Dan PatlanskyÂ arrived on our UK shores with a bang. Later in the year, Dan jetted around Europe as main support to the legendary Joe Satriani. The pressure was inevitably on to follow up after the success of Dear Silence Thieves. Does Introvertigo meet the mark? The answer is an overwhelming, yes.
From the first notes of the ferocious opening track,Â “Run,” you get that unmistakable Patlansky Strat-ospheric sound. The album is full of Dan’s fine handy work, as you would want and expect, with a foot in both the blues and rock camps.
With “Poor Old John” you get a Hammond infused, SRV-esque blues number. The atmospheric “Sonnova” is a textbook Patlansky number, which features some passionate playing from Dan. On the other hand “Heartbeat” is a funky number with an acoustic intro which builds into a roaring crescendo.
Throughout “Bet On Me” Patlansky is channeling the late great Jimi Hendrix with some almost Little Wing-esque riffs. The slow blues number “Still Wanna Be Your Man” has undertones of Led Zeppelin. Having been out on tour with Satch last year it has rubbed off on Dan a little with the scorching guitar riffs of “Queen Puree.”
To be honest, there isn’t a bad track on Patlansky’s latest offering. There are no fillers, you don’t find yourself skipping tracks, you just sit back and enjoy the album at it’s fullest. We look forward to hearing some of Patlansky’s new material live when he takes to the road with King King across the UK in May. Introvertigo will be released on Friday, May 06.
KING KING – MAY 2016 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAN PATLANSKY:
24 HOUR BOX OFFICE â€“ 0844 478 0898 / BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
12/05/16: MANCHESTER ACADEMY
13/05/16: GATESHEAD SAGE (SOLD OUT)
14/05/16: GLASGOW o2 ABC
15/05/16: SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
18/05/16: GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL
19/05/16: CRAWLEY HAWTH
20/05/16: SALISBURY CITY HALL
21/05/16: BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL
DAN PATLANSKY – MAY/JUNE UK HEADLINE CONCERTS:
BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.comÂ / 24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
22/5/16: POOLE, MR KYPS
06/06/16: SHOREHAM ROPETACKLE
07/06/16: CARDIFF GLOBE
09/06/16: LONDON JAZZ CAFÃ‰
10/06/16: FOXLOW ARTS CENTRE, LEEK
11/06/16: CHESTERFIELD REAL TIME LIVE
12/06/16: CHESTER LIVE ROOMS