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The Dunwells

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There may only be two members with the same surname, but The Dunwells are very much a band of brothers. Consisting of two siblings and two close school friends, the hardworking quartet from Leeds is preparing to release their new EP, LUCKY ONES, which Record of the Day has called “big, bold and even, at times, heroic…both inspiring and anthemic,”adding “ have the tenacity and spirit to become a very big band.”

Indeed, that tenacity and spirit have brought the band members a long way since their school days. Joe Dunwell and his elder brother Dave grew up in a musical household and fondly recall flipping through their dad’s Bob Dylan and Beatles records, as well as hearing their mum singing along to Motown. Bassist Rob Clayton has been Dave’s best friend since childhood—in fact it was the Dunwell brothers’ dad who taught Rob how to play bass. Drummer Adam Taylor met Joe at college, where they bonded over their love of music. Joe explains, “When you put us together, our music becomes bigger than the four of us. There are moments when it stops being about how to put a song together, and we get a sudden feeling that something magical is happening around us.”

The Dunwells’ songwriting has grown over the years since school, enriched by extensive US and UK touring in support of the band’s 2013 debut, Blind Sighted Faith.

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  • avevo

    Good find.

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • indie_demigod

    Holy shit! How come I'm the second shout here?!?! People need to check this band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • swissbeauty

    I saw them live tonight. They were INCREDIBLE.

    10 Mar 2012 Reply

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