Dissociates – ‘A Capital Idea’ (Safety Second Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:20

Dissociates artworkLondon post-punkers Dissociates release a mighty fine polished long player that embraces great songwriting with plenty of thoughtful songs that are very well crafted indeed.

 

The first thing that grabs me is the production and arrangements: having never heard the band before, I was nicely surprised how much I liked this record.  ‘Sweet Sixteen’ is only the second song on offer and I love the sound of the punchy bass guitar and the chorus and its riff out ending - really impressed.  Then, on the back of that, 'Useless Wooden Toys' is sprightly, energetic and mixing up indie like Longpigs with a much more punk rock sound… and I'm liking it a bit more on each play.

 

'Delete All' pulls no punches by going straight for the throat in an exhilarating three minutes (almost); they then follow it up with a more serene and catchy (if that’s appropriate) 'Dial House', which shows the variation in the songwriting and how the band can go from style to style with ease and not lose the flow of the record or their identity or come across as try hards with style over substance, because 'A Captial Idea' is most definitely substance over style. 

 

 

'Atlanta' has bounce and is catchy, whilst 'Gulf Of Mexico' is brooding as it builds into a heaving mass of riff-a-rama: clocking in at seven minutes, it's not quite prog territory nor Iron Maiden like.  I shudder at the thought. 'Leaving London' is simple and you know what’s coming from the off, yet when the band joins in its just a great song. To close of this album, you have 'Radio Galway' with its hook and off kilt lick and is a decent way to end your first album.

 

All in all a most enjoyable record and one I'd be more than happy to push on my mates. I look forward to what they do next.

 

‘A Capital Idea’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.

 

www.facebook.com/Dissociates/

 

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The first thing that grabbed Double D about this new album from London post-punkers Dissociates was the production and arrangements, resulting in a mighty fine polished long player that embraces great songwriting with plenty of thoughtful songs that are very well crafted indeed. You can find out what he means on the other side of this link:

London post-punkers Dissociates release a mighty fine polished long player that embraces great songwriting with plenty of thoughtful songs that are very well crafted indeed.

The first thing that grabs me is the production and arrangements: having never heard the band before, I was nicely surprised how much I liked this record.  ‘Sweet Sixteen’ is only the second song on offer and I love the sound of the punchy bass guitar and the chorus and its riff out ending - really impressed.  Then, on the back of that, 'Useless Wooden Toys' is sprightly, energetic and mixing up indie like Longpigs with a much more punk rock sound… and I'm liking it a bit more on each play.

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'Delete All' pulls no punches by going straight for the throat in an exhilarating three minutes (almost); they then follow it up with a more serene and catchy (if that’s appropriate) 'Dial House', which shows the variation in the songwriting and how the band can go from style to style with ease and not lose the flow of the record or their identity or come across as try hards with style over substance, because 'A Captial Idea' is most definitely substance over style. 

'Atlanta' has bounce and is catchy, whilst 'Gulf Of Mexico' is brooding as it builds into a heaving mass of riff-a-rama: clocking in at seven minutes, it's not quite prog territory nor Iron Maiden like.  I shudder at the thought. 'Leaving London' is simple and you know what’s coming from the off, yet when the band joins in its just a great song. To close of this album, you have 'Radio Galway' with its hook and off kilt lick and is a decent way to end your first album.

All in all a most enjoyable record and one I'd be more than happy to push on my mates. I look forward to what they do next.

A Capital Idea’ is out now. You can get your copy HERE.

https://www.facebook.com/Dissociates/

All content © Über Rock.  Not to be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written permission of Über Rock.