Look-out for brand new band, Dutch Party, on upcoming 2015 bands to watch lists. With a full-length album to be released in spring 2015, Dutch Party is pleased to share their first two singles, Echo Girl and Paper Moon, with a back-to-back single and video release. Dutch Party’s music and video were premiered by Billboard, proclaiming “Dutch Party knows how to get a drum-and-bass groove going; think of Spoon’s jaunty, pianobased hooks and the easygoing L.A. vibes of bands from Cold War Kids to Rilo Kiley, and you’re not too far off.” Music video for Echo Girl features Vine sensation Sione Maraschino, who recently danced in Meghan Trainor’s All About that Bass music video.
Originally from San Francisco, lead singer and guitarist for Dutch Party, Ken Franklin, wrote, recorded and mixed the album predominantly on his own. Incorporating and balancing styles that exist at different ends of the musical spectrum, Franklin has developed a unique sound suited for the analog-versus-digital generation, citing key influences from David Bowie, Beck, The Beatles and The Tallest Man On Earth, as well as M83 and Emil and Friends. In 2014, Franklin teamed up with LA-based studio owner, Matt Moore, to begin work on a debut LP. After an early demo was leaked to friends in NYC, Manhattan entrepreneur and nightlife icon Brendan Fallis soon wanted to partner-up with fellow talent house, Matte Babel, to form Dutch Party’s team. Recruiting former Hot Hot Heat guitarist, Luke Paquin, and Warped Tour veteran Xander Burmer, Dutch Party has taken shape to be one of the groundbreaking bands to watch out for in 2015.
Having been played on local radio stations known for breaking new bands like KCSN, Dutch Party plans on releasing another music video in early 2015 for their third single. Collaborating with MTV Video Music Award Nominated Director, Anthony Leonardi, it’s this release that will announce their third single from the enigmatic LP that was mastered by Pete Lyman, who has worked with top artists, such as: Vampire Weekend, Jason Isbell, Banks and St. Vincent. Show and tour dates to be announced.