Taking cues from the likes of David Bowie, Spoon, and Todd Rundgren, the quintets new cut ‘That Sound’ melds 70’s-inspired pop with modern day indie-rock and sees the band move away from the strictly produced material of previous records.
Vocalist / Guitarist Tim Derricourt describes the writing and recording process –
“We found ourselves in Byron Bay making a fittingly relaxed and positive record, taking all that we love about weirdo indie rock and adding some of that sweet 70s good time vibes to it – mellow beats, plenty of cowbell, layers of harmonies – true splendour.”
Since their first single ‘Be Engine’ hit rotation on triple j in 2002, Dappled Cities have continuously put out critically-praised and fan-adored records, toured USA, UK and Australia and pushed the boundaries of their music with every release.
Their studio albums A Smile (2004), Granddance (2007), Zounds (2009), and Lake Air (2012), as well as Many Roads: B-sides & Rarities (2014), have placed the band firmly in the spotlight of the Australian music scene. They have received high rotation on triple j and community radio, triple j feature album (three times), and picked up two ARIA nominations over this time.
To coincide with the new release, Dappled Cities announce two shows: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne on Friday July 15 and Oxford Art Factory, Sydney on Saturday July 16.
Tickets to the upcoming launch shows are on-sale June 1 and will be available from www.dappledcities.com
‘That Sound’ is available 1 June 2016