Thursday, December 23, 2021

Dials - self titled

I've got a good one for you today! From Portland, Oregon, Dials are Laura, Alex, Mary, Rose, and Shauna. They've just dropped a two-song digital single on Bandcamp that absolutely blows me away. These tracks are off a 7" coming out soon on Black Water Records. The sound is punk rock with post-punk influences. Both songs, "Slow Walk" and "Chance Man", are A-side worthy numbers. I'm notoriously lukewarm about "post-punk" as a genre, but Dials are a band that get it right. These songs offer up an ideal mix of energy and creativity. I'm reminded a little of Midnite Snaxxx, one of my favorite present-day punk bands. If you like punk rock music that manages to sound original and contemporary, this is a band you need to check out! I'm sure we will be hearing much more from Dials in 2022. For now, enjoy this brilliant debut!

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