Dan’s back with his new outfit

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FORMER Absentee frontman Dan Michaelson is heading to Sunderland to showcase new outfit Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards.

 Fresh from a tour with Mercury-nominated I Am Kloot, Dan and the band will take to the stage at The Little Room, Independent, on Saturday.

With recently-released new album Shakes being marked as an album of the week by Rough Trade, Dan’s melodies and gravelly vocals have earned him comparisons to Johnny Cash and Tom Waits.

 He describes touring as “one of the great treats in life, grown men going in search of respect, fun and what the gods used to call good times.”

 Support on the night comes from Toronto’s The Wooden Sky, who return to Sunderland following their crowd-winning appearance at Independent’s Old Friends/Bookends Indie-Folk night last autumn, and the North East’s own Chased By Wolves.

l Tickets for Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards at Independent on Saturday are priced £7.

 Tickets for all Independent Live shows are available from 0870 264 3333 or www.seetickets.com.

 For further enquiries contact at ben@independent-live.co.uk or 564 8830