Clash on the Champs

Thursday, 5th November 2009

Danny spoke to Clash magazine about next weeks live dates with Fionn Regan, plus details of next years new album "Streets Of Our Time".ClashStunning English songwriting team Danny And The Champions Of The World have confirmed details of their new album. Danny Wilson has a long history in music. Emigrating from Australia when he was still in nappies, the singer seems to have retained an element of sunshine in his uplifting acoustic guitar driven pop.Releasing several solo albums, Danny Wilson teamed up with a loose collective of friends to form Danny And The Champions Of The World. Releasing their debut album 18 months ago, the band have now become cult heroes. Combining stunning songwriting with great musicianship the album was initially recorded purely for fun, but went on to have a life of its own. Gaining airplay across Europe it established the band as festival favourites. Danny And The Champions Of The World are now set to return after a short break with their new album 'Streets Of Our Time'. Released via Loose Records, the album was recorded at Hill Farm Studios in Oxfordshire - the epicentre for the Truck Festival.Founded some ten years ago by the band Goldrush, the Truck link is continued on the new album with the Bennett brothers adding their distinctive vocals to the mix - the pair also curate the summer event.Danny and the Champs"I want our shows to be fun, but the songs are as sacred to me as ever," Danny Wilson says. "Ed (Grand Drive’s bass player) used to tell me that we wrote songs that had people crying on the dancefloor; they’re bittersweet, they have an uplifting sadness."Danny And The Champions Of The World are due to release their new album 'Streets Of Our Time' on January 18th. The band have confirmed the following tour dates:November9 Glasgow Captain's Rest10 Manchester Deaf Institute11 London Luminaire12 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach13 Brighton Jamm16 London Heavenly Social

“there’s always been a sense of a tasteful restraint to the studio albums but unleashed on stage with their raspy vocals and heartland rock and soul, they’re like a power station on steroids.”


“This is a proper old school live album, makes you want to go to a gig”


“songs like This Is Not a Love Song and and Stay True which come at you one after the other; are destined to make ‘new fans’ wonder why these kids aren’t topping the bill at Glastonbury with their magic formula and bittersweet songs.”