Belfast-based songwriter Peter GW Sumadh aka The Mad Dalton first appeared on our radar back in 2015, via the release of his ruminating, Americana-tinged debut EP The Little Belfry. Five years on, Sumadh’s craft has evolved to a point where harmonic savvy and incisive turns-of-phrase effortlesly take centre-stage.
Having finished 2019 with gigs supporting both Malojian and Junior Brother, new ‘Skeleton Waltz’ arrives, fittingly, in surreal times. Recorded at Millbank Studios, this latest offering featuring Michael Mormecha on drums and artwork by renowned Belfast creative Andrew Train (Giraffe Stairs Tattoos), it follows cancellation of recording sessions and ahead of the release of more new material from the Scots-Canadian musician.
With proceeds sales of the song on Bandcamp going directly towards Help Musicians NI, to help them continue their essential service in supporting local musicians working in all genres, it’s an inspired full-band effort, evoking everything from early Pixies to mid-era Eels.
Stream/buy the track via Bandcamp below.