After the release of their sixth album Brilliant Light, Danny And The Champions of the World perform at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen during an 11-date UK tour.
The band are not afraid to prise the double album, with producer and bass played Chris Clarke declaring it the best record the band has come up with so far. Danny Wilson goes further describing Brilliant Light “a bit like taking a peek into somebody’s house, there’s great stuff that immediately grabs your attention and then there’s other stuff and you start out thinking it might be a bit mundane, but as the whole picture takes shape it proves to be incredibly beautiful”.
Loved for their openness and honesty, the band adopt a deeply personal approach. Swift Street, the first song to be shared from Brilliant Light, demonstrates this perfectly. Co-written by Danny George Wilson along with Polly Paulusma and Carra Bacon, Swift Street was inspired by three family photographs Swift Street in Melbourne Australia is where Danny’s mother grew up and where in childhood he stayed with his grandparents – it recounts the smells and taste of past days, going on a journey through that time.
Danny And The Champions of the World are joined on tour by William The Conqueror. The indie-rock trio recently released their debut album Proud Disturber Of The Peace. Hailing from the North coast of Cornwall, multi-instrumentalists Ruarri Joseph, Harry Harding and Naomi Holmes channel classic blues and singer-songwriter influences through a grunge/indie filter drawing influences from bands and artists as diverse as The Kings Of Leon, The Doors and Ryan Adams
Where and when do Danny And The Champions of the World perform in Manchester?
Danny And The Champions of the World headline at Soup Kitchen, Manchester, on 15 September. Support comes from William The Conqueror.
image of Danny And The Champions of the World courtesy Peter James Millson