Looking - Danse Society

Looking
Cherry Red are pleased to announce the release of Danse Society's third and final studio album, ‘Looking Through’. Formed in Barnsley in 1980 from the remnants of local post-punk bands Y? and Lips-X, Danse Society comprised vocalist Steve Rawlings, bass player Tim Wright, guitarist Paul Nash, drummer Paul Gilmartin and keyboard player Lyndon Scarfe. Cherry Red is pleased that another of the enduring recordings of this astonishingly dramatic band is given the chance to breath again. The combination of sonic belligerence and a decorous, almost wistful touch will see that Danse Society will always be remembered as a band with a unique sense of style and musical occasion. The group's prior history is fully explored in two previous Cherry Red compilations, ‘Seduction (The Society Collection)’ and ‘Heaven Is Waiting’.
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