Dagan Harding (DHB, Despistado, Lone Wolf Dreamer) is a Saskatchewan based singer, singer songwriter and producer. Based out of Regina Saskatchewan, Dagan has written, performed and recorded music in multiple collaborations since 2000, namely Regina’s Despistado (Jade Tree). He has also recently worked with members of the Grind Central family, namely members of Surf Dads and Blue Youth to produce his latest EP, I Learned How.
In past project Despistado, he played alongside Canadian artists including Sam Roberts DFA 1979 and Metric at SXSW, as well as touring the US supporting the Weakerthans. Despistado’s single A Stirstick’s Prediction was licensed to T-Mobile for commercial use in 2005 just before the band’s CBC Casby Award nomination. Other successes include playing SXSW in 2008, 2 pop Montreal performances, performances at NXNE and being named one of Chart Attack’s “Bands To Look Out For In 2007” (Geronimo). In various past projects, he has also shared the stage with Pixies, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Peter Bjorn and John, Minus the Bear, Against Me!, The Constantines, City and Colour, Mother Mother, Tapes n’ Tapes, Feist and Wintersleep.
Dagan Harding Band's (Feat. Surf Dad's) second EP, I Learned How, is out on grind central records and double lunch productions June 15, 2018. Surf Dad's, contribute both musicality and tasteful guitar melodies as well as the driving drums that they have become known for. Jon Wolfond, also of the Grind Central Fam (blue youth) holds down impressive, colourful and thick bass lines on the EP but doesn’t over shadow the songs. Dagan's matter of fact lyrics are surprisingly refreshing, and the song arrangements and guitar style and upbeat tone complemented by memorable hooks will leave you wanting more. The album is out June 15, 2018 on all platforms. Physical Cassettes with digital download can be ordered at Dagan Harding Band bandcamp.
Dagan Harding Band (feat. Members of Surf Dads) is set to release two videos, the first is the official video for “Artistic Thievery,” from their second studio EP, I LEARNED HOW. In the video, the band displays raw energy and a dynamic performance to compliment a primal, sophisticated yet simple song about stealing and creating art in the digital age.