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.

New single Waiting for the Call out now!

My new single ‘Waiting for the Call’ is out now!

Stream below…

iTunes: http://apple.co/1m6BvQG
Google Music: http://bit.ly/1Uy1YTj

Read more about the song by clicking here

 

Waiting for the Call – New Single out Dec 16th

I’m happy to announce that my latest single, ‘Waiting for the Call’, is set for release on Wednesday 16th December 2015. The song will be available across all digital outlets.

A clip of the song was featured on my video preview earlier this week and marks a significant change in musical direction. I was brought up on a lot of rock music from the 70s and 80s and started playing electric guitar from a young age so there has always been a desire within me to return to that sound. It was only really since establishing myself as a solo artist that I abandoned the rock vibe that I had explored in bands that I had played in as a teenager. Something felt right about returning to that sound now and I am busy recording my debut album which contains many songs firmly routed in this vein – so there’s more on the way!

My music has taken a few turns over the past couple of years. ‘The Way Home’ EP was a purely intimate acoustic folk project inspired by the likes of John Martyn, Bob Dylan and unplugged Bruce Springsteen. The introduction of session musicians saw ‘Pale Jacket’ as a more mainstream indie/pop record whilst ‘Lemonade Sea’ was heavily influenced by jazz. This time around it’s my love for Ryan Adams and Ritchie Blackmore that has come to the fore.

I recorded and produced ‘Waiting for the Call’ myself with some help from my good friend and audio wizard, Paul Buzza. I hope those who have followed and supported my musical ventures up to this point will enjoy this exciting new direction. My first full-length album is currently being recorded and will be released next year.

Waiting for the Call art

Guitar Solo Audio Clips

NEW MUSIC! I’ve taken a different direction musically recently as you’ll be able to hear from these snippets below. The strat is back out and I’ve gone electric…

Here’s an audio preview for a couple of upcoming songs, ‘Waiting for the Call’ and ‘X Marks the Spot’ which are both still being mixed and having final bits recorded. These are two guitar solos that I’ve been working on recently. Enjoy!

New recording: Do I Wait

New recording! This is a cover of one of my favourite songs, ‘Do I Wait’ by Ryan Adams.

All instruments played and recorded by me. Click here for a free download:http://bit.ly/20MpksN

I’ve always loved the honesty of the lyrics in this one. Let me know what you think of it! Stay tuned for some more recordings coming very soon…