Swirling in a loop where talent and ambition fuel one another, Melbourne's IV DANTE look set to live up to the promise bestowed upon them by so many.
'Guitars, smiles, and hair-flicks' is how IV DANTE describes himself, but there is much more to be uncovered.
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. Influenced by his Italian heritage, 'IV' stylised as the roman numeral, came to life when Dante curiously stumbled upon the famous poet 'Dante Alighieri' and his works which were listed in roman numerals. Inspiring to create the stage name IV DANTE, he formed a lineup of highly capable musicians to be able to bring his vision to life.
Off the stage, Dante writes, produces and records all of the music with the help of Engineer, Sam Swain (Rat!Hammock, Kasey Chambers, DNCE) to create his well-crafted, ear-catching Pop songs but with the subtle hints of technical musicianship.
Constantly striving to bring his said 'guitars, smiles and hair-flicks' back into music, IV DANTE already being touted as one of Australia's brightest up-and-coming talents.