Birmingham indie rock quartet Dinky, like many bands before them, know that to get your name out there you have to get your band out there and tour. So they did this for quite a while, playing shows around the West Midlands and Ireland and then played a leg of summer festival gigs including the HMV Institute and a then got a spot headlining Birmingham 02 Academy 3.
Dinky by this time had a few EP’s but they didn’t have a full length. They took a break from touring and began to write songs ending up with roughly thirty songs. Over a nine-month period the band recorded 11 of these songs, which became their first full length Falling Satellites released in November of this year.
Falling Satellites opens with “The Place Between the Scenes” a rocking opener with great buzz- saw guitar riffs that hook you in right away and work in tandem with Gavin Medza’s soft and airy vocals and mixed in vocal samples. Next on “In Her Eyes” the band work jangle pop magic reminiscent of a lot of late ‘90s bands like The Lemonheads and Matthew Sweet.
Later on “Faithful” Dinky try their hand at the slow moving piano driven love ballad that brings in some strings too. As much as I was digging on the rock songs, it was a pleasant interruption and I feel shows that Dinky is capable of more than just writing catchy guitar pop hooks.
They return to this jangly guitar sound on “Coda,” though the guitars are toned downed and have a shimmering quality to them. Then comes the two-minute packed punch of the upbeat rocker “Speeding Car,” which explodes in your ears and has some pretty rad drum fills.
The same could be said about the raucous rocker “What About Tomorrow,” which features a badass guitar solo, and even though it’s about a busted relationship it still just makes you feel like dancing. With its catchy melodies and irresistibly good pop hooks Falling Satellites is a great reward to a band that really puts in the effort to crafting great songs.
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