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Friday, 4 February 2011

Where To Begin?

Here, I suppose.

It struck me that, as our other on-line presences were fairly narrow in their scope, it might perhaps serve us well to create a blog.  Perhaps that might make everything a little neater.

But I'm getting ahead of myself...

Who are 'us'?  Good question, glad you asked.

'Us' is Dresden, a modernist alternative pop group from Manchester, England.  We've been in existence in some form or another for around a year, and last October we released our debut album (conveniently, if unimaginatively self-titled...) after spending a fairly hefty amount of time writing, recording, producing, mixing and mastering it ourselves.

Why Our Band Is Weird.

We seem to do everything 'wrong'.  That's not to say that we are unsuccessful in all we do, rather that 'normal' isn't a word that would crop up with any regularity in the overall narrative of Dresden up to this particular point in time.

  • It is not normal to spend a year putting a record together, only to simply give it away once it's finished.  Unless you happen to be Prince.
  • It is not normal to have an album before you even play any gigs.
  • It is not normal to use as much Mellotron as we do - in fact, it's probably not healthy either.
  • It is not normal for a band that has performed only 5 concerts to date to have their record downloaded more than 10,000 times by people all over the world.  In a week.

We are not normal.  We are Dresden.

Stay tuned.

Ryan Magee x

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