NEWS: Dana Gavanski announces cover EP and Autumn European tour

NEWS: Dana Gavanski announces cover EP and Autumn European tour

Canadian singer-songwriter Dana Gavanski has announced details of her new EP Bouncing Ball, released digitally via Full Time Hobby on November 4th. The new EP comes on the back of album When It Comes which was released earlier in the year to critical acclaim.

Not one to stand still and rest on her laurels for too long, Gavanski has done a collection of varied covers for the new EP. Taking on songs by Roberto CacciapagliaTony, Caro and John and The Kinks, the lead single is her version of David Bowie’s ‘Word on a Wing’. Gavanski shared more on what attracted her to this Bowie song in particular:

“I came upon this song not long ago. I’d been on a Bowie binge over the last year, slowly moving over his discography. What I love about this song is the tenderness and religiousness that he expresses towards creativity.  He was in the middle of filming The Man Who Fell To Earth and feeling the tension and intensity of film acting, losing a sense of himself and going a bit mad, entering one of his ‘born again’ phases (“Sweet name you’re born once again for me”). Sometimes it’s the experience of coming apart and searching for a shape to hold it all together. I love his blunt passion, like a sermon spoken inward.”

The release of Bouncing Ball will be preceeded by a U.K tour in September. Gavanski’s band has now increased to a five-piece, with her extravagant movement also taking influence from Bowie:

“I discovered he practised mime with Lindsay Kemp early on in his career,” she says of seeking inspiration. “I’ve done some mime classes since and it’s become good practice to go deeper into the body and be less controlled by the humility of the mind.”

Support on the tour comes from Cornelia Murr, dates are:


9th: Rough Trade – Bristol

10th: The Tree House – Frome

11th: The Prince Albert – Brighton

12th: The Moth Club – London

14th: Hare & Hounds – Birmingham

15th: Yes – Manchester

16th: The Voodoo Rooms – Edinburgh

18th: Florence Park Community Centre – Oxford

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