Finest Spanish indie rock exports, The Dirt Tracks are back with a brand new four track EP entitled The Madding Crowd, once again proving that Spain aren’t just about football domination, they throw up the occasional world beating band too.
The Dirt Tracks have once again taken a number of influences and fused them together to create their very own take on indie rock, rauccous guitars and bombastic beats battle with infectious melodies and massive hooks for supremacy, whilst frontman Santiago Coma unveils his stunning vocal range, from the melodic near croon to the full on holler, he commands the attention from start to finish.
The opening title track, is an intricate, harmony enriched, melodic affair complete with clever guitar interplay, delicate percussion and Santiago’s vocals, that at times hit a near falsetto, it’s a rich, stirring affair that instantly showcasing the band’s original and intoxicating sound from the off.
Lady Low in contrast to the lead track is a more muscular, noisy affair, with the track opening with a torrent of feedback and punchy drums before the band deliver a downpour of experimental electric guitar noise, clashing and complimenting a harder new wave vocal as Santiago unleashes his more muscular side. High Place is different again, a melodic stop-start, riff (and radio?) friendly, blustery indie rock number complete with a hook-laden hum along chorus and instant melody.
The Dirt Tracks, conclude the EP with perhaps the strongest number in Weird & Green, a track that brings to mind the likes of Radiohead with Santiago’s near falsetto once again dominating whilst the band interweave strings (cello, viola and violin) into the already intoxicating heady mix.
Mainstream music press may well bang on about this US band and that UK act but music is universal, there are bands from across the globe like The Dirt Tracks that are adding something new to a stale scene, I highly recommend you widen your search for your new favourite band and whilst you’re at it checkout should be Spanish superstars The Dirt Tracks.
Rhythm & Booze Rating 9
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