DIRT TRACKS - NEVER BEEN TO MARS
Spain’s ‘foremost live band’ (apparently) sound
not unlike any jobbing British indie band, if we are to be honest.
This is a vaguely catchy, entirely inoffensive and not overly
memorable tune that bounces along nicely enough, but has little
to distinguish it from similar stuff being ground out by big-in-their-home-town
bands who will never trouble the consciousness of most people.
But there’s more to this band that perhaps meets they eye,
as House of Dolls is more of a Muse / Radiohead
hybrid, with epic pretensions – though the big sound is
rather hampered by some muddy production – the band probably
need a proper producer if they are going to match their musical
ambitions. Closer The Square is cut from the
same cloth, but less effective as a slice of neo-prog.
Still, these two backing tracks show potential that the more commercial
lead song severely lacks. If they can restrain from pointless
stabs at indie pop success, they might well be worth watching..
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