Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards

Bio Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards

Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards is the new project from the voice of Absentee. Bringing together an unplanned but stellar line up, perhaps a more fitting title would be Dan Michaelson and Friends, but that’d be far too simple.

Recorded over two sessions at The Premises studios in Hackney with Dan at the helm, a bunch of friends took some rare, usually impossible, time out from their hectic schedules to lay down or rather, ‘look after’ the record. Those present; Henry Spenner (Fields), Laurie Earle (Absentee) Arnulf Lindner (Ed Harcourt), Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers), Tom Gorbut and Henry Clarke (Rumblestrips), and Steven Adams (Broken Family Band).

Throw in Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork/Bonnie Prince Billy/ Nico Murly), and further production duties of Nick Terry (Bernard Butler/Duke Special/Libertines) and Dan Michaelson himself, you would say its an album in very safe hands indeed.