DAGAN HARDING Band BIO:
Dagan Harding Band's (Feat. Surf Dad's) second EP, I Learned How, is out on grind central records and double lunch productions June 15, 2018. Surf Dad's, contribute both musicality and tasteful guitar melodies as well as the driving drums that they have become known for. Jon Wolfond, also of the Grind Central Fam (blue youth) holds down impressive, colourful and thick bass lines on the EP but don’t over shadow the songs. Dagan's matter of fact lyrics are surprisingly refreshing, and the song arrangements and guitar style and upbeat tone complemented by memorable hooks will leave you wanting more. The album is out June 15, 2018 on all platforms. Physical Cassettes with digital download can be ordered at www.daganhardingband.bandcamp.com.
Dagan Harding (DHB, Despistado, Lone Wolf Dreamer) is a Saskatchewan based singer, singer songwriter and producer. Based out of Regina Saskatchewan, Dagan has written, performed and recorded music in multiple collaborations since 2000, namely Regina’s Despistado (Jade Tree). He has also recently worked with members of the Grind Central family, namely members of Surf Dads and Blue Youth to produce his latest EP, I Learned How.
In past project Despistado, he played alongside Canadian artists including Sam Roberts DFA 1979 and Metric at SXSW, as well as touring the US supporting the Weakerthans. Despistado’s single A Stirstick’s Prediction was licensed to T-Mobile for commercial use in 2005 just before the band’s CBC Casby Award nomination. Other successes include playing SXSW in 2008, 2 pop Montreal performances, performances at NXNE and being named one of Chart Attack’s “Bands To Look Out For In 2007” (Geronimo). In various past projects, he has also shared the stage with Pixies, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Peter Bjorn and John, Minus the Bear, Against Me!, The Constantines, City and Colour, Mother Mother, Tapes n’ Tapes, Feist and Wintersleep.
In past projects, Harding has shared the stage with Peter Bjorn and John, Sam Roberts, DFA 1979 and City and Colour to name a few. He composes and arranges mostly on guitar and turns his voice and words into melodic and boyishly screamed stories. He visits genres from 90s grunge and modern Indie pop. DHB's newest EP is available on all platforms as well as Cassette Tapes and digital downloads available at the bands bandcamp.
Harding’s EP I LEARNED HOW was out Friday June 15 via Grind Central and features co-producer, engineer and drummer Chris Dimas from Surf Dads and Bleeker on Drums, Jon Wolfond from Blue Youth on bass, and Gage McGuire of Surf Dads fame on guitar. The EP also features guest vocalist Nick Faye from Nick Faye and the Deputies, and Andrea Hedlund from the Regina Symphony Orchestra on Vocals and Violin.
All songs and lyrics Dagan Harding.
Produced by Dagan Harding and Chris Dimas
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Dimas
Artwork Myles Bartel
Guitar, Vocals - Dagan Harding
Drums - Chris Dimas
Bass -Jon Wolfond
Violin, Backing Vocals - Andrea Hedlund
Guitar - Gage Mcguire
Backing Vocals - Nick Faye
Photos: Chris Graham Photography