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Brisbane/Meanjin-based band The Dandys have cut to the bone with their latest offering, Smile More.
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It’s a track that oozes punk rock, pop, and indie. And it skilfully weaves piercing melodies, the pissed-off, powerful vocals of Mads Protheroe, and catchy hooks. But it’s its vitriolic nature and personal and profound lyrics that really make Smile More worth your time.
Smile More commands attention, covering the physical and emotional response to sexual assault, as well as the unjust expectations often placed on women and those presenting as female. Ultimately, it will leave a lasting impression on you. Not only is it a resonant display of emotions, but it is also fiercely empowering, shining a light on society’s flaws.
They may only be four singles in, but The Dandys have displayed a fearlessness well beyond their years.
More than that, it also encourages listeners to rise up against these flaws and challenge their thinking – truly special stuff if you ask us. Smile More is a tune that’s way more than just fine and dandy. It’s thematically strong and full of substance. And it’s also an absolute earworm, boasting a chorus you’ll bust your lungs singing along to. They may only be four singles in, but The Dandys have displayed a fearlessness well beyond their years. With acts like them around, the future of Oz rock is bright.
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