Dans Dans & The Hedvig Mollestad Trio | Photo Review
Black Box, Belfast • Friday 10 March 2017
Brilliant Corners Festival • Michael Barbour
Dans Dans is the unique musical collective take the long tradition of twangy guitar-slingers mixing blues, jazz and early rock & roll to a whole new level, creating a gothic stew of brooding melodies and voodoo rhythms. Since their debut in 2012, the trio has been astounding listeners with music impossible to pin. Instrumental, atmospheric, hypnotic, delicate and wild: Dans Dans tirelessly construct their own musical universe.
Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Since 2009 the Norwegian three piece has steadily released album after album to critical acclaim, meshing the boundaries between jazz, rock, throw-back, and sludgy blues. Live, their performances are something else; expansive moments, full of rhythmic textures, backed by the tight, kicking rhythm section.