Tuesday, February 7, 2012
If you name yourself after a track by Wire are you going to sound like Wire. In the case of Dot Dash the answer is not really. After a few listens to their debut album "Spark>Flame>Ember>Ash" I was thinking more along the lines of The Jam, The Byrds and early Creation bands.
Just as well I like my songs short as the 14 tracks on the album clock in at only about 35 minutes. The album contains some great pop tunes with hooks aplenty. Opening track "The Color and the Sound" sets the tone for the rest of the album with a strong 80's power pop feel to it. All the tracks are fresh and immediate and showcase a band in thrall to the sound of vintage post-punk and jangly indie.
The album won't win any awards for originality but if you like timeless guitar bands with songs that grab you by the scruff of the neck and hooks to die for then maybe, just maybe Dot Dash are the band for you.
Album can be purchased here .
The band have very kindly given me permission to post a couple of tracks....
Dot Dash - The Color And The Sound
Dot Dash - I'm Going Home