Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Post #250: Daniel & the Lion

***For fans of Mumford & Sons.  First and only EP, so far, was released in June of 2010.***

There was a time when I was able to listen to Mumford & Sons and knew that very few people knew who they were.  We have all been there before with a band or an artist.  I know I have experienced that feeling numerous times.

My secret band.  My special find.

As much as I want to see that artist succeed, and as much as I do my best to spread the word to others...I also dread the day where I would actually hear them on the radio.

From the first second I played Sigh No More, I couldn't stop listening to it.  I told everyone I knew.  I probably purchased 20 of the CDs giving them out as birthday and Christmas gifts.

Then it happened.  They became 'popular'.

Don't get me wrong.  I am excited for them, and I am excited for those that are discovering Mumford for the first time.  But part of me reminisces about the days when they were mine and it was for me to introduce to the world.

Thankfully, there is, and always will be, that next Mumford & Sons.  Bands that need my help...our help...to spread the word.

This last week I came across one of those bands.  Daniel & the Lion.

I actually hear some similarities to Mumford & Sons.

However, where as Mumford & Sons are from Britain and sound like they could be from Ireland, Daniel & the Lion sound Irish and actually ARE from Ireland.

Both "Need Love" and "Falling Down" can be found on their debut EP, This Is Me Is That You?.

It's a little frustrating as I can't find their album on iTunes or Amazon.  It looks like the best bet is to download it from Bandcamp, so I have included that link below.

Since their 2010 debut, they have released a live EP as well as 5 singles, including the most recent, "Branches & Leaves".

Each of these singles can be downloaded for free through their Bandcamp site.

I'm hoping we will see more from this band in the near future, and I look forward to my disappointment when they end up on the radio.

Please support this artist!!!

(FYI...this band is not to be confused with another band called Daniel and the Lion out of Wisconsin)
Bandcamp (no iTunes yet, as far as I can tell)
Wikipedia (no page yet)
Allmusic (no page yet)

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