Dana Gavanski has shared the video for her new single “Catch”, which was out on 1st November via Full Time Hobby. The video, directed by Jack Barraclough (Rozi Plain, Francois and the Atlas Mountains, Ardyn), starts innocently enough for any cat lover, lulling you into a full sense of security before things take a horror movie turn for the truly gruesome (don’t worry, the cats are fine).
“Catch is a love song to creativity. It describes the longing to make something tangible out of something as intangible as inspiration,” explains Dana on the creation of the video. “To be able to ‘catch’ inspiration as a cat catches mice or hunts for food for her kittens. Living in Belgrade over the last few months I’ve been watching the street cats. There are so many and there’s one particular family that I take notice of, a mother and her litter of kittens. I notice her under cars, bushes, stairs, looking for food. And I also sometimes bring them food, thus taking on the role of a provider. I have a soft spot for cats so the idea for the video came quite naturally, and not subversively. There’s no political underpinning. It’s really just a silly metaphor for how I see my own creativity as a kind of survival. That if you don’t feed your kittens daily they won’t survive, and the same goes for creativity.”
“Catch” follows on from Dana’s acclaimed previous single One by One” released earlier this year. “Catch” is out now on all digital platforms, and the limited edition 7” single is available to pre-order as well: https://smarturl.it/danacatch
The 7” is limited to 300, one-time pressing, and includes the exclusive b-side “Off Again.” Dana’s previous 7” sold out, so act fast if you’d like one!
Dana Gavanski is a singer/songwriter currently living between Belgrade and Montreal. Born in Vancouver to a Serbian family, but relocating to Montreal to attend university, Dana originally planned to pursue a career in film. However, she shifted her attention back to music when her then ex-partner left her his guitar before moving to NYC. Having known only how to play ‘Diamonds and Rust’ by Joan Baez, Dana picked up a Travis Picking technique book and started re-learning how to play. When in the Summer of 2016, she took a job with her father as a producer’s assistant on a horror film in the Laurentians, she made enough to focus solely on developing her music for a year. With that came her first EP, Spring Demos, released via Fox Food Records in 2017. Dana followed this up with her first single for Full Time Hobby in 2019, One by One, produced by Mike Lindsay in his Margate studio.
Dana will be playing some headline shows in November in support of the new single. Full dates below, tickets available here: https://belmontbookings.nl/roster/?open-modal=dana-gavanski
17th UK Brighton, The Prince Albert
18th UK Manchester, Gulliver’s
19th UK Leeds, Oporto
20th UK London, The Islington
23rd UK Glasgow, Hug & Pint (Great Western Fest)
24th UK Newcastle, Bobiks
25th UK Bristol, The Grain Barge