Dan Aston Music

New song featuring Judas Priest-style screams!

NEW MATERIAL!! Here’s a clip from a new song that I have written, ‘Lay Down The Law’. It’s not completely finished, but it’s notable for featuring some Judas Priest-inspired metal screaming. After singing along to a lot of Priest and Glenn Hughes in my car, I decided to have a go at some high octane notes myself! This is the result. Crank it up for the full metal meltdown effect.

The recording process of my first full-length solo album is AT LAST nearly complete. There are 12 songs and they’re all pretty varied musically. I’ve found it really hard to decide between continuing down the Waiting For The Call rock path (as I have with this song here) and sticking with the Way Home/Lemonade Sea acoustic style. Ultimately, I’ve elected to embrace both sides!

More clips and updates to follow shortly  I’ll share some soft stuff next to balance it out a bit.

Devil’s Frying Pan – Spineless EP OUT NOW

Our debut EP ‘Spineless’ is OUT NOW!! It’s available digitally everywhere and can be purchased from iTunes here: http://apple.co/2hJZpmd

Stream its first single ‘Crimson Mud’: http://bit.ly/2j8h8oj

‘Spineless’ features 7 original songs. Join us this Saturday 14th January where we’ll be celebrating its release by performing it live in its entirety at The Trevelyan Arms, Goldsithney. Free entry, music starts at 9pm!

Thank you for all your support, we hope you enjoy our new recordings!

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Sue Aston – November Skies video

I’m very proud to be part of this beautiful piece of music and equally amazing music video from my mum Sue Aston. I played some guitar and produced the ‘Winter Keys’ EP from which this tune is taken from. Awesome job with the video by my dad Phil Aston.

Check it out below! Click here for iTunes link.

Devil’s Frying Pan – Crimson single release

Our debut single ‘Crimson Mud’ is OUT NOW!! You can stream it below and download from iTunes here.

We’re also excited to announce that it will be played on BBC Radio Cornwall this weekend! You’ll be able to hear ‘Crimson Mud’ on BBC Introducing in Cornwall – 8pm Saturday 7th Jan and repeated 5.05pm Sunday 8th Jan.

Thanks for all your support. Stay tuned for the release of our first EP ‘Spineless’ next week along with our official launch party at The Trevelyan Arms, Goldsithney.

 

Karate Krab sountrack

I’m excited to announce that I am creating the soundtrack for an awesome platform game that is set for release next year! Click here to check out more about Karate Krab!

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Devil’s Frying Pan – Spineless EP announcement

I’m very pleased to announce that our debut EP, ‘Spineless’, is set for worldwide release on 12th January 2017!

We’ve been quiet for a while but we have been busy re-recording all of our material for this and writing some new songs as well. ‘Spineless’ features brand new versions of ‘If I Say Goodbye Will It Be Forever’, ‘Sewer Rat’, ‘Crimson Mud’, and ‘Perception Of Hell’, along with three new songs.

The EP will be available digitally on all platforms including iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

2016 was a great year for our music, with our demos having been played on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio Cornwall. We’re really looking forward to starting next year with this EP and playing live for you all again.

Click here for a live video from our first ever gig.

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Success at Looe!

I had a great time performing today at Looe Music Festival! The marquee for the BBC Music stage was rammed with loads of people watching from inside and spilling out on the beach. By far the biggest audience I’ve played to so far!! Thanks everyone 🙂

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Update

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly on here and that’s going to change now (for real this time). The truth is that it’s been a difficult few months for me on a personal level and various events that occurred in my life over the past year or so have unfortunately come between me, my creativity and the love I have for the things I enjoy most (music being one). There have been more than a few false starts with my music of late and that has been extremely frustrating for me as a creative person but I feel as though I’m finally in a position to get things moving in a positive direction again.

I’ve been writing and recording a lot of material since October of last year and I’m both happy and relieved to say that these ideas have been narrowed down to a collection that will be released as some kind of mini album/EP very soon. They are all very intimate and fragile sounding (basically a bit on the dark and depressing side) but are very personal to me and despite the fact that I’m my own worst critic I believe them to be among the best and most ‘complete’ songs that I have written to date.

In the meantime I’m going to be updating this feed a lot more and I’m going to try and do some vlogging which will allow everyone to see the behind-the-scenes completion of my latest release as well as an insight into my creative process and life in general!

There are a few other exciting things happening at the moment apart from my main solo work that I should mention. My band Devil’s Frying Pan have been getting a lot of radio exposure lately which is very encouraging and we are currently recording our debut EP, plus there’s also an android game called Fennec that I wrote the soundtrack for that is going to be released soon.

Thanks again everybody for your support, especially those who came to my most recent gig (seems like ages ago) and those of you who downloaded and shared my last single ‘Waiting For The Call’. Stay tuned for further updates 🙂

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Looe Music Festival 2016

I will be returning to Looe Music Festival this year! Further details to be announced soon…

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Live in Goldsithney

I’ll be kicking off my 2016 live shows with an evening at The Trevelyan Arms, Goldsithney, next Saturday 5th March!

You can expect to hear a bunch of new original material that I’ve been working heavily on over the past few months and I’m looking forward to showcasing my new songs live for the first time 🙂

I’m also going to be having one or two special guests with me so do come along for what should be a fun night!
Click here for the Facebook event page

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