30th March 2016
TDS and more cracking tunes are on air tonight on Rock&News with Mirella and Diego @ Infinity Radio Web (IT).
28th March 2016
'VI' reviewed on PUNK ON LINE. Click here to view it in the PRESS page.
22nd March 2016
'VI' reviewed on THE HERALD. Big thank you to Ian Duncan. Click here to view it in the PRESS page.
4th March 2016
Big THANK YOU to RESURRECTION SCARBOROUGH for playing 'If I were Jesus" and "White Rabbit" at their venue. x
Beside, a shot with Paul and Maeth @ Resurrection while fab people were danSing the tunes!
3rd March 2016
Said goodbye to Alan Nash yesterday AKA Nasha who was often found at the front of a TDS (and many many other bands of the era) gig doing the chicken dance - RIP Alan - DANSE MOVE was his fave TDS song. x
19th February 2016
18th February 2016
"Well we are enjoying this immensely! Really love the way it sounds and it's confident, interesting and very dramatic. Love what Paul does with a guitar, Maeth's voice is faultless (and I'm super-critical of vocalists) and the bass, keyboards and drums do what they do for a reason. I can't state how important that is in a band. It's a pretty thing to own too. grin emoticon
Addendum: we were only going to listen to Side One but couldn't not turn it over. It's fucking great! Not in content necessarily, but in feel and possibly intention it puts me in mind of something Wasted Youth or Virgin Prunes might have done before "Goth" became uniform. To me it doesn't sound like a gothic album as such. It's certainly very dark in places but its gathered influences from all over the shop. Even a bit of dub (which Bauhaus also played with, lest we forget) and some ludicrously catchy (almost) pop!! VI is an incredibly dramatic and intelligent achievement that The Danse Society should be very, very proud of.
Unfortunately we can't fit it into our album cupboard so that'll be a bugger to sort. Never mind."
Paul Devine (SIIIII)
3rd February 2016
'VI' on red vinyl is here, ready to dispatch! Big thank you to all our Dansers who have been patiently waiting for 5 months to get their copies.
We promise the wait was worth it!
Beside, a few pics that some of you Dansers have sent.
Get VI on vinyl before the 300 copies run out from our SHOP.
19th January 2016
Sadly we hear of the passing of Dale Griffin today. Dale produced some of our John Peel sessions and was a top bloke R.I.P.
11th January 2016
We are deeply saddened to hear Sir David Bowie died today. He remains one of our main sources of inspiration. Black Star is amazing! Our thoughts are with his family and all his fans worldwide.
3rd January 2016
Paul Nash's friend Dean Peckett sadly passed away today. In memoriam of such brilliant artist and teacher, Paul Nash opened a page on Just Giving to raise funds for the King's College Hospital Charity where Dean spent his last days well looked after.
Along with making donations, friends can also download 'Porktastic', Party Day's final album.
What best way to commemorate Dean?
Donations are still welcome (click right).
A beautiful service was carried for Dean on the 25th January in London.
UPDATE - 12th February 2016- Paul's page raised 2,258.22!
Big THANK YOU everyone for your kind donations x
29th April 2016:
Celebrate our 5 year anniversary with us smile emoticon
OFFERS ON (until May 7th):
Get CHANGE OF SKIN (9 panel maltese cross CD) for just £5
Get VI in gorgeous RED VINYL and choose any other item from our store completely FREE (CD, DD, T-shirt) - simply say what you would like in the comment section when ordering or email your preference! Just go to the SHOP page.
25th April 2016:
20th April 2016:
Very sad news of another musical genius passing, hugely influential in his style sound and performances - massive loss to music frown emoticon RIP you sexy MF Prince x
19th April 2016:
For one week only (in celebration of 5 years reformation) buy VI on gorgeous Red Vinyl and get ANY other item (T-shirt, CD etc) for FREE! simply write what you would like FREE in the comment field on paypal or email your choice to us (while stocks last). Go to our SHOP page.
17th April 2016:
HAPPY BIRTHAY TDS! 5 years today we made our public announcement the band have reformed with singer Maethelyiah replacing retired Steve Rawlings. Click here to know more. Also VI is up on Youtube as a special thanks for your support. Please support original bands and artists, it's your only choice to keep all the bands alive.
17th April 2016:
"If I were Jesus" strikes again! On Sunday girl this Sunday on Tracey Edge's show on Siren UK Radio. Thank you Tracey xx
15th April 2016:
TDS and a rather fine selection of tunes tonight are in the playlist of RESURRECTION SCARBOROUGH. Big THANK YOU for their continuous support.
14th April 2016:
It's APRIL SALE as we are celebrating 5 years of reformation, and we are selling CHANGE OF SKIN, first album since we reformed, at only £ 5.00 (+pp while stock lasts) until the end of the month. Thank you for your continuous support. TDS x
5th April 2016:
New fantastic review for 'VI' from Carpe Nocturne. Click here to view it in the PRESS page.
4th April 2016:
Remember DJ Cruel Britannia's blog about a sad band registering a trademark to write us off as if we didn't exist for 5 years? Well it has been updated and such trademark has been legally cancelled. Now all we ask is to kindly respect our 5 years of effort and passion and dedication and ignore any more of this nonsense. It costed us time and money to cancel that unfair sneaky manouvre so now that we proved it was totally illegitimate, please keep sticking to the official band. Thanks for your continuous support.
24th December 2016
MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS with VI now on DELUXE version (includes the AA single If I were Jesus/Sound of silence)
4th December 2016
belong to us.
After over two years of legal process justice has prevailed.
Promoters, radios, magazines, want to know more? Please email
Management at email@example.com
We thank you for your support and patience. Now back to the important stuff of making music!!!
Peace and love
19th November 2016
It is finally John Peel day, 2016 Edition in Filey. We shared the stage with many local artists to remember the man and the legend. This was an unusual one off acoustic with Paul Nash, Maethelyiah and Jack Cooper.
A few pics ffrom the event can be seen in our VISUAL page.
We are celebrating the results of the appeal that we filed against Paul Gilmartin's opposition on our two trademarks (on the band name and the band logo). After 2 years of legal battle, finally we won the trademarks. please find temporary statement below. You can also read Maethelyiah's statement on her FB page.
'Some of you may be aware that for the last two years we have been locked in a legal battle with Paul Gilmartin (ex-drummer) regarding his registration of a trademark on our logo. He used said trademark to pass himself off as The Danse Society and attempted to stop us from playing as a band by contacting venues claiming they were the ‘legal’ version of the band. The facts are that he resigned from the band at the beginning of 2014 in the middle of a tour, and in doing so relinquished any rights to the band and band name, which never ceased to trade.
It wasn’t until we had messages from a festival promotor that had booked our band to play some 9 months after his resignation, that we found out about the underhanded trademark registration and attempts to stop us playing. This was two years ago and since then we have had to endure many lies, slander and bullshit. NO MORE – Today the decision came through that we had won the appeal and we now own the trademarks to the name and logo of the band, his registration is cancelled.
I am delighted with the verdict, the truth will out, as they say, and we can now continue on with gigs, recordings etc without the constant hassle and trolling. For us it’s about the music, about creating and performing and enjoying the compositions that are The Danse Society. He can have a couple of days grace to re-name his band, and remove our logo from his promotion but in the words from the film Highlander “There can be only one!”
If you were told there was another band with the same name, we are sorry but as you can see it was undoubtedly a hoax.
Ex band members count only Steve Rawlings, David Whitaker, Lyndon Scarfe, Tim Wright, Martin Roberts and Paul Gilmartin.
Any other names claiming to be part of the band are sadly deluded.
Thank you for your patience, your support and your love, we will do our best to repay it to you ten-fold over the next year and beyond. Looking forward to seeing you all out on the road!
We’re so happy :)'
27th November 2016
The Intellectual Property Tribunal has published the final decision on their own website. You can click on this link if you wish to know the verdict that adjudicated Paul Nash and Maethelyiah as owners of The Danse Society trademarks in both name and logo form.
18th November 2016
While we are getting ready for the 2016 edition of the John Peel day, here's an interesting reading. Click on the image on the right to read the content.
8th November 2016
It's confirmed! The Danse Society are back to London at the O2 Academy Islington with The Arch (BE) and The Faces of Sarah. Click on the image below to RSVP and buy tickets.
19th October 2016
Resurrection Scarborough is at it again! Big thank you to them and for the huge support they provide to the local scene x
8th October 2016:
Paul Nash and Maethelyiah interviewed by Lee Hare from Radio Scarborough. This is the whole interview. Plenty of past present and future for The Danse Society. Sit comfortable with a cuppa and enjoy x
24th September 2016:
A new version of VI is coming soon and it's all over Keith Richards's face! x
More TDS and fab music on Resurrection Scarborough tonight x
4th September 2016:
TDS are back in studio to record two tracks today!
26th June 2016:
A very introspective interview with Muziktology x
16th June 2016:
Big thank you to Resurrection Scarborough for playing TDS and more cracking bands x
22nd May 2016:
Big thank you to Resurrection Scarborough for playing TDS and more cracking bands x
Happy WORLD GOTH DAY, Dansers x
Also speaking of goth, we made it with "The Seduction" in the album singles and tracks that have shaped the goth over the past 40 years on Teamrock.com. Click here to read the article.
16th and 17th May 2016:
"The Wolf" from SCAREY TALES is now on scratch video. Click on the box on the right to watch it don't forget to subscribe!
You can also watch/listen to the full album on playlist and buy the extraordinary album/book which comes with it from our SHOP page x
12th May 2016:
Happy birthday to our king of Bass JACK COOPER!
3rd May 2016:
There are many gigs to be announced soon. Please keep an eye on this space for accurate info.. Any other organisation claiming to be the band are not to be retained official. Anyone claiming to own rights over the band name or back catalogue referring to a trademark registration, please note such entitlement has been cancelled because illegitimate and it is an offense to display a cancelled trademark as still active. The Danse Society continue to produce new music keeping the only aim of the reformation going since 2011. We are still here thanks to your continuous support.
Thank you, you're awesome.
Peace and love. TDS x