Miss Dänby & the What
\ Miss Daahn-bee and the wot \ , noun;
1. Band put together by multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter Miss Dänby. 2. Hailing from the cold nether regions of North East England and Brummyland via Welsh Rabbits. 3. "At once both sweet and harsh." NARC. magazine
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Miss Danby & the What are a three-piece band hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne assembled by Northumbrian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Miss Danby. The line-up is completed by Stu Coles on lead guitar and Alex James on bass along with enchanting vocal harmonies. Providing drumming duties on many of the recordings is Fran Knowles who sadly had to part ways at the beginning of 2018, to
focus on her career.
With an alternative indie sound; shades of shoegaze, punk rock and a riot grrl edge, MD&TW have already recruited admirers and won plaudits with their darkly alluring, honest and nuanced take on post-punk - played with “all the panache of Siouxsie Sioux on a long weekend break with X-Ray Spex." (The Crack Magazine).
Their latest release on Clarty Cat Records, ‘Like Greta Garbo’, bursts, fizzes and sparks to life with ‘Who Needs Enemies’, a searing and breathlessly brutal appraisal of human relationships whilst ‘Stop Giving Me Butterflies’ flutters sweetly and gently between the feelings of love, longing and loss. ‘Like Greta Garbo’ is a six-track punch to your face, at once both sweet and harsh, with soft kisses to soothe the bruises.