Daniel Haggis, aka Dan The Man, drummer and multi-instrumentalist in the Liverpool band, The Wombats, releases, 'Circadian Circus' worldwide on Bright Antenna Records this week. "I spend most of my time playing drums, keys and making warbling sounds in The Wombats," he explains. On his solo album, Dan performed all the instruments and vocals, as well as self-producing the album himself.
He wrote the album mostly in between Liverpool and Paris, when he had a break from playing with the Wombats.
Says Dan of working on the album: "Over the last few years, whenever we weren't recording or I had a few days off tour, I would go into the studio in Liverpool and work on ideas I had lying around on my phone or computer, and gradually this album emerged.”
The album was recorded and co-produced by Rob Whiteley (Clinic, The Night Cafe, The Wombats) and mastered by Greg Calbi (The National, Tame Impala, Father John Misty).
The solo album comes on the heels of The Wombats finishing their world tour supporting their third album, Glitterbug.
"Circadian Circus is a collection of songs from the past 4 years that made the enigmatic, inexplicable journey from my subconscious, and needed a place to rest," says Dan. "It's an album of acceptance, of coming to terms with things we can't always control."
Dan The Man's 'Circadian Circus' features the single 'Something Good' and comes out February 24, and can be preordered now on iTunes, Amazon, or at Bright Antenna Records.