Dactylion’s debut EP Come Inside is out now digitally and on limited edition CD – you can get it here.
The National Student said lead single So Easy, “soars with layers of guitar noise and whispered vocals with uplifting results. Taking the raw potential witnessed at the band’s live outings the use of the studio as another instrument has refined and bolstered their sound into something special. As the opening recorded salvo from Dactylion it shows infinite promise for years to come.”
Writing about their EP launch at Dubrek Studios Sarah Reckless wrote for Storge, “The wonder of this band keeps striking me – only formed at the end of last year to have this level of song realised so soon is hard to believe and yet tonight they prove they deserve every bit of the recognition I feel sure is coming their way. This is a band who can not only commit to record perfect hazy, thrashing, emotionally resonant tracks but can conjure them beautifully – even if not quite perfectly yet – in a live setting.
“From opener Hold On, through single So Easy (the grown up version of that first lo-fi demo) through to the final Fears the influence of bands which hit way beyond the band’s years is clear – Mazzy Star, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, 18th Dye all reverberate through these tracks. But this is no aping of genres past and resurgent, Dactylion‘s songwriting talent makes the sound their very own and is spell-binding tonight.”
Make sure you get this digitally but if you can get to a show and pick up a CD from the band you won’t regret it – set to be a debut you listen to for years to come.
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