Melbourne four piece Dick Diver finished last year with the punchy single ‘Alice‘ and have now returned to the fray with an equally spectacular song called ‘Water Damage‘.
‘Water Damage’ is raw guitar rock being played at its very best. From the withdrawn vocals, to the mid-tempo beats this track just oozes these fantastic post punk lethargic vibes. Yet, at the same time it has a beautiful pop tinged melody and a really dreamy feel to it. It many ways the sound in ‘Water Damage’ reminds me a little of those by Bored Nothings and Courtney Barnett. Disinterested raw indie rock played in a way that is delivered with such coolness you cannot help but love it.
Out of Melbourne comes the interestingly named Dick Diver, and their new relaxed indie tune, ‘Alice‘.
‘Alice’ is an addictive take on the average Aussie battler story. Its chilled, polite and just bounds along so happily and carefree with its mixture of catchy jangly guitar hooks and matter-of-fact vocals. I love the way this song manages to encompass so many little aspects of life, from toast, to goal setting, and the high price of chicken. Its one of those songs that everyone can relate to, and is delivered in such a humorous and fun living way that you cannot help but tap your toes, smile and let this warm infectious indie rock take over. A fantastic summer jam that is bound to get plenty of plays on those warm humid nights on the porch.
With the success of ‘Alice’ and their debut EP of the same name, watch out for their debut LP to be released next year. And maybe, get a little excited, because I think these guys could deliver something special.