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The Dandys are Brisbane’s latest jangle-indie-pop trio, gauzy and glittering as their contemporaries and their Channel [V] influences.
The Dandys vapour trailed guitars contain a lot of new-old grunge in them, as far as the whole pedalboard as long as your tattooed leg aesthetic is concerned. Falling is a chunky slice of indie-pop feeding right into a sparse and whispered Broke Me Down, vocalist and riffslinger Mads Protheroe rending her heart into the mic; an unvarnished, captivating performance.If the Stone Roses were all about laying out pillows for your come down, The Dandys would prefer you reserve a few kilocycles of your remaining grey matter to parse the despondent Something For Kate-ish riffs on State of Mind, where Mads implores one to “clean out my insides with turpentine / Oh well, whatever, never mind” (I’ve heard that somewhere before? Mmm, nah)
Indie pop and shoegaze slot together like Drazic and his eyebrow ring and Sex and Feuds proves it. If you don’t get the reference, you’ll more than likely dig the tunes.
Though they pass the Zoomer triple j vibe check, they’d feel way more at home on the one-third reduced J, with Temporary Fix served up as a shoegazer’s blue plate special, dialled into the wavelength of bands like Teenage Wrist or Melburnian fellow travellers Commoner. Gums closes the extended player with a Jebediah style jam with an outback, country and western “kiss my ass” vibe. That’s well before the disco booty shaking part. Which is a great part, not gonna lie. Indie pop and shoegaze slot together like Drazic and his eyebrow ring and Sex and Feuds proves it. If you get the reference, you’ll more than likely dig the tunes. If you don’t, you probably will too.
STANDOUT TRACKS: State of Mind, Broke Me Down, Gums
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