Off the back of most recent album Coming Home, The Dangerous Summer hit Manchester’s Deaf Institute as part of their UK tour.
Coming Home marks the band’s latest release since they reformed back in 2017.
The album marks a marriage of The Dangerous Summer’s career in many ways. There are emo-tinged anthems, high energy tracks, acoustic ballads, changes of pace, teary-eyed feels and more. It’s an album which drags influences from right across their discography.
The Dangerous Summer have had a storied career. They signed their first record deal as high school seniors, quickly ascending the musical ladder and landing amongst the alt-rock world’s elite. They became cherished by a hugely loyal fanbase. And that fanbase only grew when the band went their separate ways.
Their return was greeted with huge enthusiasm as their 2018 self-titled comeback album landed, fifth album Mother Nature quickly following in 2019 and a mid-pandemic EP All That Is Left Of The Blue Sky hit the shelves in 2020.
Now, back with new album Coming Home, The Dangerous Summer are proving as popular as ever. They still have AJ Perdomo and Matthew Kennedy (guitar and keys) at the core. But they’ve also mixed things up. Longtime touring guitarist Josh Withenshaw has joined the band as an official member as has Christian Zawacki on drums.
“We named the album Coming Home because it’s about coming back to ourselves,” vocalist AJ Perdomo says of the album. “A full rock band vibe centered around driving guitars and emotionally heart-wrenching lyrics. It felt like a full-circle moment. It was the first time the four of us got in a room, lived in the studio for almost two months, and dug deep with sleepless nights and everything to get it done.”
“We put everything we had into this album,” Perdomo adds. “We put it all on the table and went as hard as possible. There’s a spectrum – heavy rock songs, quiet emotional moments, a full-on acoustic song. It takes elements from all of our eras and really encapsulates what our future sound will be.”
When do The Dangerous Summer headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute?
The Dangerous Summer headline at the Deaf Institute Manchester on 2 October 2022.