SKILLET w/, Red Gazelle & RedHook Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney Thursday 15th November, 2018 …
The brainchild of former Panic! At The Disco bassist Dallon Weekes and ex-Falling In Reverse drummer Ryan Seaman, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (iDKHow) promise bright beats, unabashed silliness and a rollicking good time in their brand new EP, 1981 Extended Play.
If you took the eclectic nature of David Bowie and the boisterous tones of Muse, rewound the clock until you had miniature versions of them, you’d probably wind up with something like iDKHow. Rendered by a mature craftsmanship and creativity, iDKHow manage to retain musical brilliance alongside their whimsical cheek.
After an absurdly wonderful introduction, the sultry voice of Weekes breaks open Choke, melting away in way that’s both sexy and silly. Tinkling piano keys and a circus beat raise the banner for an EP full of wonderment, delight and great melodies.
iDKHow have fun with their music and invite the listener to their party of oddities with their eclectic rhythms, bright and bubbly persona and vibrant zeal for a different kind of magic.
The causal saunter of Social Climb wouldn’t be out of place on an episode of Rick And Morty, the kaleidoscope of textures a treat for the ears and an assault on the imagination, twisted yet tantalising. Bleed Magic rings near to early P!ATD material, and why not? Weekes was responsible for much of his former band’s early songs and he clearly hasn’t quite run out of the juice of befuddlement—shuffling beats and a sometimes sonic synth, this track is likely the closest you’ll hear iDKHow come to being acceptably serious.
iDKHow have fun with their music and invite the listener to their party of oddities with their eclectic rhythms, bright and bubbly persona and vibrant zeal for a different kind of magic. I don’t know how but this is outstanding; cavalier, debonair, and totally rocking.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Choke, Bleed Magic, Absinthe
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Panic! At The Disco, David Bowie, Muse