Swirling in a loop where talent and ambition fuel one other, Melbourne's IV Dante look set to live up to the promise bestowed upon them by so many. Perfectly described by triple j's Dave Ruby Howe as “Glossy but energetic rock”, IV Dante's first single #800080 beamed like incendiary light through the night sky, shimmering with epic, delay-soaked guitars and ethereal, heartfelt vocals with follow up single, Napping In Night Clubs taking it all one step further with its marriage of arpeggiated synths and toneful, overdriven guitars – two '80s staples given a new lease on life.
An artist barely in his 20s, IV Dante (the nom de plume of Danté Peluso) cultivates the perfect middle ground between youthfulness and an old soul – culminating in a banquet of everything from grandiose '80s pop to polished modern indie. Wielding the highly capable lineup of bassist Clynton Royle and drummer Isaac Prete, IV Dante are able to take simple, beautiful songs and give them the energy and aerodynamic lift required to take flight. Piloting this jumbo jet is Danté himself, a singer with a true gift for balancing power with subtlety.
Engineered by Sam Swain (Kasey Chambers, DNCE), the E.P 'Purple' - a small but important showcase of what IV Dante is capable of... the next of many milestones for a band already being touted as one of Australia's brightest up-and-coming talents.