The Danse Society

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The Danse Society are a Post Punk / Gothic Rock group from Barnsley, England, active since 1980. Their first releases on their own Society Records label, esp. 'Seduction' did well in the Independent charts and attracted Arista to sign them hoping for larger scale commercial success.
The original line-up included Steve Rawlings (voice), Paul Nash (guitar), Lyndon Scarfe (keyboards), Tim Wright (bass) and Paul Gilmartin (drums). Lyndon Scarfe left and was replaced by David Whitaker (formerly with Music For Pleasure) after 1983's 'Heaven is Waiting' Album.
The band released two more singles via Arista, the Stock, Aitken & Waterman produced 'Say It Again' and 'Hold On' produced by Steve Thompson and plans where made public for an album of re-recorded tracks in a danceable / radiofriendly fashion which did not come to fruitation.
Instead the band left Arista and demoed new songs, which where released in 1986 as their final album 'Looking Through' back on their own label.
Steve Rawlings started Society (2) while the other band members continued for some time as Johnny In The Clouds, with no released recordings.

At the end of 2009, Former members Paul Nash, Paul Gilmartin and David Whitaker met up for the first time in 24 years and decided to reform the band with the initial agreement of Steve Rawlings also re-joining the band. Over the next 9 months instrumental tracks were recorded and Steve briefly met the band in the UK in Oct 2010 but returned to America after recording just one vocal track. Plans changed when after that initial meeting, the band lost contact with Steve.
In January 2011 founder of Blooding Mask vocalist Maethelyiah joined the band and recorded vocals on all 13 tracks and the official news where revealed in May 2011. Bassist Martin Roberts joined The Danse Society. The 6 track album Scarey Tales was then released (Feb 2013)
On 1 February 2014, Danse Society issued an official announcement that Gilmartin and Roberts had unexpectedly resigned from the band, resulting in the cancellation of a series of tour dates.

The remaining members carried on without them recruiting Ian Hunter on Drums and Jack Cooper on Bass. VI the sixth studio album was recorded and release in September 2015. Iam Hunter was replaced with Josh Rylance and The Futur1st ep was released in 2018. Rylance was then replaced by Tom Davenport.
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Albums

The Danse Society - Seduction album art The Danse Society Seduction (Album) Society Records, Society Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Heaven Is Waiting album art The Danse Society Heaven Is Waiting (Album) Arista, Society Records Europe 1984 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Looking Through album art The Danse Society Looking Through (Album) Society Records, Society Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Society Records 711 The Danse Society - Change Of Skin album art The Danse Society Change Of Skin(CD, Album) Society Records Society Records 711 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Society Records 213 The Danse Society - Scarey Tales album art The Danse Society Scarey Tales(CD, Album) Society Records Society Records 213 UK 2013 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - VI album art The Danse Society VI (Album) Society Records UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Danse Society - Clock album art The Danse Society Clock (Single) Society Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - There Is No Shame In Death album art The Danse Søciety* There Is No Shame In Death (Maxi, EP) Pax Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Danse / Move album art The Danse Society Danse / Move (Single) Society Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Woman's Own album art The Danse Society Woman's Own (Maxi, Single) Pax Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
none The Danse Society - Hockey / My Heart album art Palais Schaumburg / The Danse Society Palais Schaumburg / The Danse Society - Hockey / My Heart(Flexi, 7") Vinyl Magazine none Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Somewhere album art The Danse Society Somewhere (Single) Society Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Wake Up album art The Danse Society Wake Up (Single, Maxi) Society Records, Arista UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Heaven Is Waiting album art The Danse Society Heaven Is Waiting (Single, Maxi) Society Records, Arista UK 1983 Sell This Version
Soc123 The Danse Society - We're So Happy album art The Danse Society We're So Happy(12", Maxi, RE) Society Records Soc123 UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - 2000 Light Years From Home album art The Danse Society 2000 Light Years From Home (Single, Maxi) Society Records Scandinavia 1984 Sell This Version
DSF 1 The Danse Society - The Sway album art The Danse Society The Sway(7", Promo) Arista DSF 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
STORE 3 The Danse Society - Waiting Is Hell But Heaven Is Waiting album art The Danse Society Waiting Is Hell But Heaven Is Waiting(12", Promo) Arista STORE 3 UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Say It Again album art The Danse Society Say It Again (Maxi, Single) Society Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Danse Society - Hold On (To What You've Got) album art The Danse Society Hold On (To What You've Got) (Single, Maxi) Society Records, Arista Europe 1986 Sell This Version
none The Danse Society - God Cry album art The Danse Society God Cry(3xFile, AAC, Single) Society Records none UK 2011
none The Danse Society - The Seduction 2012...Vatican album art The Danse Society The Seduction 2012...Vatican(4xFile, AAC, EP) Society Records none UK 2012
1214 The Danse Society - If I Were Jesus album art The Danse Society If I Were Jesus(7", Single, Ltd, Pur) Society Records 1214 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none The Danse Society - FUTUR1ST album art The Danse Society FUTUR1ST(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Society Records none UK 2018

Compilations

INT 147.140 The Danse Society - The Danse Society album art The Danse Society The Danse Society(LP, Comp) Sonet INT 147.140 Germany 1983 Sell This Version