Dar.Ra – Heart Shaped Pill: Finally, Mike Patton Has Some Competition

When’s the last time you checked out an emerging artist and their guitar riffs made your jaw drop? I know, I know, it doesn’t happen all that often. Which is why you probably can’t afford not to listen to Dar.Ra’s single Heart Shaped Pill from their 2018 EP ‘Dirty Lil Secrets’.

The standout single in part had me wondering if Mike Patton had anything to do with the chaotically alive composition of the track. It’s cataclysmic, it’s amplified and it’s everything Alt Rock Should be. The constant rolling heavy rhythms are almost too fast to keep up with as your attention gets caught up between the unpredictable bassline, the relentless riffs and tight thrashing of the drums. Yet, whatever is happening instrumentally Da.Ra brings the perfect amount of soul and feeling through his vocals to make the track almost too easy to slip into.

I seriously can’t recommend Heart Shaped Pill to Alt Rock fans of all persuasions. Their prodigal approach to sound won’t fail to restore your faith in the genre. Head on over to Spotify where you can check out the track along with the rest of the tracks from his EP.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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