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Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards


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(2007 – present)

Dan Michaelson is lead singer of the critically acclaimed and suprisingly popular band Absentee. In September 2007 whilst waiting to record the next Absentee album (now being recorded in their East London home from home, The Premises) he decided to start work on a solo album. After several embarassing phone calls and the odd spelling mistake, renowned Icelandic producer Valgier Sigurdsson (Björk, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Sigur Ròs) came over to stay in London and produce the tracks Michaelson had written. Quite surprised that he was interested, Dan Michaelson said “Holy shit, i better get a band together” and quickly fooled some of London’s best players into working with him. Among those appearing on the record are: Henry (from the band Fields), Arnulf (KT Tunstall), Tom & Henry (Rumblestrips) and Valgier himself playing various parts of the piano. 8 tracks have been completed and more work will continue until the end of the year.


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  • ponychaser

    Dear all, after spending the year touring with Broken Family Band, The Leisure Society, Duke Special and The Dodos, it’s a great pleasure to announce our first Headline shows. Tickets are strictly limited to 20 per venue, or at least it will feel that way if no one shows up. With this in mind, you can buy tickets as listed below: 4TH OCT SOUTHAMPTON JOINERS 5TH OCT PORTSMOUTH CELLARS 6TH OCT BRISTOL LOUISIANA 8TH OCT CARDIFF I FOR BACH 9TH OCT MANCHESTER RUBY LOUNGE 10TH OCT GLASGOW KING TUTS 11TH OCT LEEDS NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS free gig, no tickets needed. 12TH OCT YORK DUCHESS 13TH OCT BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY 3 14TH OCT NOTTINGHAM BODEGA 20TH OCT BRIGHTON PRINCE ALBERT 4TH NOV LONDON LUMINAIRE Much love, Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DrAlexHaleIII

    Saw him last night supporting Duke Special. Had no idea he was the Absentee guy! Fudge!

    19 Jan 2009 Reply

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