Another Irish band who I’m looking forward to releasing their debut album are Dry County. I’m a sucker for variety and this 4-piece mix it up enough to keep everything I’ve heard so far from them pretty solid. Listen to the songs on their Myspace for example.
“Lost Now” starts with a electronic beat / vocoder intro which segues into the kind of song which sounds like SOMETHING INTENSE IS HAPPENING. ‘Cept it works. A lovely understated slinking bass holds up the whispery vocals while the space-age vocoder pops back to say hello again. It’s 5 and a half minutes stuffed with ideas.
Things are kept equally eclectic on the recent single “Attention”. It’s a untrammeled slice of electro-indie at its finest complete with a shouty (but polite) gang of backup singers and intermittent electronic beats overlaying the acoustic drums. The bass player seems to be stuck on funky-bass-riff repeat (in a good way) and the tune ends with a James Murphy style percussive freakout. More of that please.