“Kevin [Haskins] and I get along really well, like a house on fire, we’re really different personalities, which is why it probably works,” says Daniel Ash about long-running bandmate of numerous bands in the last three decades. Daniel and Kevin have formed the new band POPTONEwhich embraces all aspects of their careers – from the legendary Bauhaus, timeless band Tones on Tail and chart-topping alt-rockers Love and Rockets. Joined by Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompe, Poptone has already announced two now-sold-out Los Angeles concerts with more dates to be announced.
“Kevin’s an obvious choice,” says Daniel. “He’s played in all three bands – Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets. We’ve been searching for a bass player, and to make a long story short, [Kevin’s daughter] Diva plays bass. We auditioned her, and she plays great, she looks great and the chemistry is great.”
Empowered by the sudden attention from an almost undetectable announcement on band’s website, Poptone quickly became a major topic of attention for sites like Slicing Up Eyeballs,mxdwn, Gothpost, among others. In similar fashion, their silently announced Los Angeles shows sold out almost immediately. With this overwhelming feeling of excitement, Poptone have begun planning and plotting their next steps as a band with a national tour dates as the first order of business. Shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
Now as Poptone, Daniel and Kevin are revisiting their storied catalogue and presenting in a fresh, new direction, to combine their histories with a reinvigorated outlook for new tours and potentially new music.
Poptone is Daniel Ash (vocals, guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums), and Diva Dompe (bass, backing vocals).
April 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Swing House Studios ** SOLD OUT
April 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Swing House Studios ** SOLD OUT