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The Danse Society (GB)

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(en.wikipedia.org) The Danse Society are a post-punk group from Barnsley, England, who were active from 1981 to 1987, and recently reformed in 2011. They achieved moderate fame during their short career. Their line-up included Steve Rawlings (voice), Paul Nash (guitar), Lyndon Scarfe (keyboards), Tim Wright (bass) and Paul Gilmartin (drums). Lyndon Scarfe was replaced by David Whitaker (formerly of Music for Pleasure) after the Heaven is Waiting album.

In 1980, they recorded and released their first single, "Clock", on their own newly formed record label, Society Records. On their 1982 album, Seduction, they recorded a cover of In Heaven (Everything is Fine), a song featuring prominently in David Lynch's film Eraserhead.

Their most well known album, Heaven is Waiting, was released in December 1983 by Arista. The album contained a cover of The Rolling Stones song, "2000 Light Years from Home", also edited in 1984 as a 12" single and as a limited edition double single. In 1986, after releasing their final album as Danse Society International, Looking Through, all of the band members, except the lead singer Rawlings, left to form Johnny In The Clouds.

Rawlings continued as Society and in 1987 released a single, "Saturn Girl". After 1987, Rawlings continued to pursue his path in music with the electronic dance music act, Meridian Dream.

A campaign entitled The Danse Society Reformation Plot was started on Facebook at the end of 2009 and succeeded in bringing most of the band back together. The reformed Danse Society, featuring new vocalist Maethelyiah, from the group Blooding Mask, released a new album Change of Skin in July 2011. This was followed in November 2011 with the first single to be taken from the album, "God Cry".

(lastfm) Die 1981 im Englischen Barnsley gegründete Band ‘Danse Society’ hat insgesamt 4 Rock-Alben veröffentlicht. Danse Society bestand bis zu ihrer Auflösung (1987) aus den Band-Mitgliedern Paul Nash, Stephen Rawlings, Paul Gilmartin, Tim Wright, Lyndon Scarfe und Bubble. Dabei wurde die Gruppe von verschiedenen Künstlern und Bands wie bspw. Bauhaus beeinflusst. Der Musikstil von Danse Society erinnert an ähnliche Rock-Bands, wie The Sisters of Mercy, Death in June oder Xmal Deutschland.