Bristol/London based Saloon Dion are comprised of Dave Sturgess (vocals/synth), Tom Simpkins (guitar/vocals), Taryn McDonnell (guitar/vocals), Luke Mullins (bass) & Ben Molyneux (drums). They formed back in May 2021 from the remnants of some of Bristol’s most well-loved post-punk and surf-rock outfits.
They have just signed to tastemaker label Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, English Teacher & Hotel Lux), released their third single and announced tour dates for April/May.
Latest tune 'Hey Hey' is somewhere between Fugazi and Happy Mondays and finds the five-piece playfully embracing imperfections, rather than perusing the impossibility of being perfect.
“None of us can claim to be perfect, we are all capable of both good and bad,” explains the band’s singer and synth player Dave Sturgess. “I found it interesting when writing this song to think about where certain traits of mine came from. There have certainly been times when I’ve stood by people who didn’t necessarily deserve it, and vice versa. We all carry with us certain destructive behaviours that can be damaging to ourselves and those around us if unchecked.
“It also interests me how it can feel that the people we are closest too can be the ones who understand us the least. I wanted to try and reflect that feeling in this song.”
22.04. Falmouth – The Cornish Bank
23.04. Cardiff - Clwb lfor Bach
26.04. London – Shacklewell Arms
27.04. Brighton – The Hope & Ruin
28.04. Leeds - Headrow House
29.04. Manchester - Yes
30.04. Blackpool – Bootleg Social
02.05. Birmingham - Hare & Hounds 2
06.05. Bristol – Exchange
The new single is now out on all streaming platforms and tickets for the upcoming tour can be bought here.