Hitting airwaves with plenty of ooft is a huge tune 'Take You Home' from Brisbane/Meanjin's grungy, alt-rock newcomers The Dandys.
Armed with two epic tracks up their sleeve, 'Good Life' and 'Lemons', The Dandys are unveiling another straight-up banger - this time, with a sweet touch of pop sensibility that allows Mads Protheroe's voice to shine above the grungy goodness.
'Take You Home' is all about the thrill of the chase. The track's bold bassline is submerged in an addictive alt-rock rhythm that blends beautifully with its softer hooks and a chorus swimming in pools of desire. The tune subtly creeps in and latches on, building toward an effortless drum and lead guitar breakdown that soars. It's only fair to instantly hit repeat. On the surface, the song's lyrics could appear to be an insistent plea for a date, but delving a little deeper reveals that the song was written with more sinister desires in mind.
Lead singer Mads Protheroe elaborates,
"At the time, I had been listening to a lot of serial killer podcasts and I decided it would be an interesting approach to write from the perspective of one and try and get out of my head all the time and in theirs a little bit. It was a really different way from how my lyrics usually come about, but it's basically a song about a one-night stand, from the perspective of a serial killer. Instead of picking up a date, he's picking up a victim."
They may be fresh on the scene, but The Dandys are already making waves with killer live sets and a sound that instantly manages to feel both familiar and brand new. The group flourished out of a uni project late last year and have wasted no time in clocking up gigs, playing at Teneriffe Festival, selling out their first single launch at The Blackbear Lodge and playing alongside industry heavyweights Peach Fur and The Dreggs, as well as supporting Bakers Eddy on their tour earlier this year. Not. Mucking. Around.
'Take You Home' is out now.
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