ALBUM NEWS: Dennis release debut album ‘Open Your Eyes’

'Open Your Eyes' is the debut LP from DENNIS; an 8-piece folk-rock & colliery brass band from the pit town of Hetton


Produced by Darren Hall on location at Easington Lane Miners Hall & Empty Shop Durham and mastered by Andy Baldwin (Coldplay, Blur, Arcade Fire, Oasis) at Metropolis London, the “Open Your Eyes” LP follows three acclaimed Dennis EP releases – The Caroline EP, The Heppedune EP and The Colliery Welfare EP.

We asked one of our writers Frank for his thoughts, this is what he said:

“Well the way the band describe themselves might well be misleading, what we have here in the up-tempo tracks are surprisingly soulful catchy songs that’ll have you foot tapping and dancing pretty quickly.

“Yes there’s that folk thing coming through in the slower songs but this isn’t in any way purist folk. This is great stuff that reminds me – in a really good way of Squeeze, you know the ballady and poppy stuff they did, in places.

“These are well written, well arranged and well played songs that is just, well, great music.”

You can buy the LP through Sapien Records:

Where there are links to their previous EPs.

Catch the band live at the following dates

OCT 21 – HMV, Newcastle
NOV 18 – Arts Centre Theatre, Washington
NOV 19 STRAMASH, Edinburgh
JAN 21 The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
FEB 25 Zazz Theatre, Houghton



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