The New Dynamites - The New Dynamites
Fronted by fiery guitarist-cum
singer Jess Green, The New Dynamites spent autumn 2008 at
BigJesusBurger Studios. The result is 5 tracks and live footage, to be
released May 11th 2009.
The self-titled EP serves up the culmination of 3 years together
and countless years apart. The band’s blend of guitars skank, wail,
and chug along, drawing from a huge range of influences. From Waiting
for A Lift’s stop-start funk grooves reminiscent of David Bowie and
Talking Heads though to Habit’s ‘zappaesque’ jazz rock choruses.
Guitarist Arne Hanna, whose lengthy career has included performances
and recording with music legends Nick Cave and Michael Hutchence, lends
his experienced craftsmanship to the band with his unmistakable groove.
If punctuating this EP with a prevalent blues undercurrent and
rock sensibility have given it a familiar style, the lyrics, giving
voice to the modern girl turning her guitar up above the polite din,
exclamation mark it with individuality. Green’s vocals & lyrics
shout back to soul and funk greats, yet they also manage a nod to pre
& post punk legends such as Patti Smith and PJ Harvey. Moments of
love gone wrong meet crazy monty pythonesque fairytails as the music
sidesteps clichés and punches above its weight.