Friday, February 20, 2009
Dublin Duck Dispensary
How many times have you heard the words “noise pop” and “Ireland” in the same sentence? Probably only once; My Bloody Valentine. Well now you can get your chalk out and draw a second nice big vertical line on your chalkboard under the “noise pop”/”genre” word-use-together count. Dublin Duck Dispensary is Bobby Aherne, a musician hailing from the said island who creates experimental twee-noise-pop. Fuzzy guitars, crunchy vocals and occasionally jingling glockenspiels combined with his diverse influences ranging from Animal Collective to ABBA make for a fascinating listen. He's even got a Mamma Mia cover on his Myspace, well worth a listen, as well as The Last Bottle In The World, which sounds like The Strokes through a lo-fi noise filter.
DDD go underappreciated by locals; having been branded “truly frightening”. However; anyone who’s heard of No Age et al will know that the kids (me included) love this stuff. His 7th EP "Yykes Basket" is now available.
MP3: Dublin Duck Dispensary - The Last Bottle In The World
MP3: Dublin Duck Dispensary - Mamma Mia
Purchase: How to buy Yykes Basket EP