google5fdb2843fc4f1b5b.html Rock Chic: Dan Patlansky - ‘Perfection Kills’

Monday, 8 January 2018

Dan Patlansky - ‘Perfection Kills’

Words by Charles Patterson 
South African blues rocker Dan Patlansky will shortly be releasing his ninth studio album, Perfection Kills, which features some of his most emotionally driven songs to date.

The album features an ode to his young son, My Dear Boy, while opening track Johnny describes the opposite of how Patlansky wants his son to grow up – volatile and poorly brought up.

There is social commentary too, as with most contemporary releases, with iEyes reminding us just how much of our life is spent staring into a computer or phone. Too Far Gone is bleaker still, wondering if there is any hope at all left for the human race.

But it's not just the lyrical content that has changed since Patlansky’s 2016's Introvertigo. His trademark blues-guitar sound remains, but as said by the man himself, the sound is more live centric.

And that really is why you have to catch him while you can. In Not Long Enough, he considers the lack of time his musical career affords him with his wife and son, and after hearing this record you'll certainly want more time with it.

So with the release due in just a few weeks' time, it'll be a must on the shelves of any blues or rock fan. And if you're lucky enough to catch him live on tour in March, then do it. But don't Judge A Man until you've heard him first.

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