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The Dunwells have already made an impact in America with their 2013 debut album Blind Sighted Faith—having hit singles and playing them on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, appearing at US festivals including Lollapalooza, Red Rocks and headlining shows for up to 6,000 fans. The album’s lead single, “I Could Be a King,” reached number 28 on the Billboard charts, and number 19 on the Triple‒A charts.

Impact in America

The Dunwells have already made an impact in America with their 2013 debut album Blind Sighted Faith—having hit singles and playing them on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, appearing at US festivals including Lollapalooza, Red Rocks and headlining shows for up to 6,000 fans. The album’s lead single, “I Could Be a King,” reached number 28 on the Billboard charts, and number 19 on the Triple‒A charts.

Fusion of Rock and Electronics

The Dunwells

“...the fusion of rock and electronics recalls early Killers, while the down-to-earth songwriting nods towards Elbow.” Clash

“Unpretentious indie pop” - The Sun “anthemic rock” - Metro
“Destined to light up the charts” - Daily Star

The Dunwells, who released their second album Light up the Sky earlier this year, are a quartet from Leeds whose music is intimate yet epic, and whose songs are full of headphone moments that prompt shivers, but also possess the kind of choruses that could be sung back by the stadium crowds. The band comprises four lifelong friends, two of whom are brothers: Joe Dunwell, singer/guitarist Dave Dunwell, bassist Rob Clayton, and drummer Adam Taylor.

The Dunwells have already made an impact in America with their 2013 debut album Blind Sighted Faith—having hit singles and playing them on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, appearing at US festivals including Lollapalooza, Red Rocks and headlining shows for up to 6,000 fans. The album’s lead single, “I Could Be a King,” reached number 28 on the Billboard charts, and number 19 on the Triple‒A charts.

The Dunwells now have their sights set closer to home: to make an even bigger impact in Europe and to become a great British band. Decca (EU) and Concord (NA) released ‘Light Up The Sky’ was produced by Steve Harris, who has worked with U2, Kaiser Chiefs and Kodaline, as well as Dan McDougall (Aurora) who produced the single “Hurts” and tracks “Animal” and “Will You Wait For Me,” while Manny Marroquin (Haim, Sia, Taylor Swift) mixed the track “Lucky Ones.”

The results are impressive, and for a band inspired by Damien Rice, Bon Iver and Elbow, it should come as little surprise that their songs are similarly wrought and meticulously crafted. Light up the Sky is an album full of melancholy ache and the power of dreams.

The Dunwells have spent the last 18 months touring and selling out shows across the UK as well as embarking on their first headline European Tour. Despite the busy touring schedule The Dunwells are not wasting any time and gone straight back into the studio to work on their new album before hitting the road again late 2016.