hmv's Next Big Thing - April 13, 2016

hmv's Next Big Thing... #66 DNCE
by Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

hmv's Next Big Thing... #66 DNCE

Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you rising pop quartet DNCE, who feature one Joe Jonas in their line-up...


Who Are They?

After the demise of the Jonas Brothers, Joe, the middle of the trio, was looking for a new project after deciding not to record a second solo LP. After working with Jack Lawless, the long-time drummer for his former band, the pair formed DNCE along with JinJoo Lee, former touring guitarist for Charli XCX, Jordin Sparks and JoJo. After doing some sessions with Justin Tranter, frontman with synth poppers Semi Precious Weapons, they were introduced to Cole Whittle, Tranter's bandmate, who became their bass player. 

Since then they've recorded a debut EP, released a big ol' hit in 'Cake By The Ocean' and are now readying their debut album. 


Who Do They Sound Like?

DNCE are schooled in 80s pop, so you've got plenty of Hall & Oates, Prince and Duran Duran in there as well as more than a dash of Maroon 5 and their funk flavoured guitars. 


Why Should I Be Excited?

Massive choruses all round, if you like slinky pop songs, then you'll love them. 


Can I Hear Something?

Course you can. Their megahit 'Cake By The Ocean' is below for you and you can preview and purchase their debut EP SWAAY on the right-hand side of the page. 



More Articles

View All

hmv's Next Big Thing

hmv's Next Big Thing

hmv's Next Big Thing

hmv's Next Big Thing

hmv's Next Big Thing