Monday 26 March 2018

New Music: Introducing - Dizzy

I guess we all have certain sorts of music that are more likely to tick our internal boxes than others. Right? 

Yet I’ve always tried to keep an open mind to as many genres and styles as possible. I dislike the narrow mindedness of disliking something just because it comes from a particular genre, or because it’s too mainstream or too leftfield, is too new or too old. 

However, Canadian quartet Dizzy have a sound that regular readers of this blog will undoubtedly recognise as being ‘very much the sort of thing Breaking More Waves would like’, namely there’s a female vocal and a mellow warmth to the instrumentation that acts as the sweetest of hugs. Regular readers would be 100% right of course.

Dizzy are from Oshawa in Canada and consist of three brothers Alex, Mackenzie, and Charlie (Spencer) and Charlie’s close friend since school, Katie Munshaw who provides vocals. According to their press statement they make music to combat the anxieties of the feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction that can come from living in the suburbs and certainly their sound, which has a languid prettiness to it, conjures up images that are distant from the throbbing pulsing heart of the metropolis. 

Having picked up a lot of online traction last year with their debut song Swim, Dizzy got snapped up by Communion Records. Pretty Thing is their first release for 2018 and is produced by Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire, Austra). It’s an enchanting listen, with a caress of a chorus: “Pretty girls on the stairs with their hopes up, making noisy dreams, sneaking smiles at the boys on the rooftops, it’s a pretty thing, it’s a pretty thing.”

Consider the Breaking More Waves boxes all fully ticked. 

Dizzy - Pretty Thing

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