Now I don’t want to describe them as NBHD-alikes. Dead Groove’s style is slightly resonant of LA’s now, somewhat famous black and white gang. Where Jesse Rutherford hadn’t let go of his dream of ‘making it’, no matter how distant he seems from labelling himself as part of a famous band; Dead Groove seem more focused on their music, rather than being artsy (even if they do dress in black and white). Hip-Hop is a huge influence, as the vocals are about 95% rap formatted, but it’s not “hoes and dolla’ bills”. Hip-Hop’s origins, being about the struggle that those who confide in Hip-Hop faced. Capitalism might hardly seem as a major struggle in your life, nor does commercialism, but Dead Groove spreading an anti-capitalism/commercialism message to the world, on their track The World is some pretty enticing stuff. Plus the guitars and overall instrumental production are very ear pleasing, so what’s not to love? Oh that they’re not just a one trick pony, as their previous release Wild Things, is just as lyrically challenging as The World, and contains an even greater focus on guiding young minds to the correct paths with insatiable guitar tones, heavy drum crashes, and of course a killer chorus. Dead Groove’s debut EP Cult Classic, is set for release some time this year. With what these guys are spewing out already, it would be fair to say that this could be the first, of many important releases from Dead Groove.
- What can I expect?
Hip-Rock/Rock-Hop, whatever you want to label it as, but we don’t need labels right?
- When will they release new stuff?
The band themselves have a CD ready, they’re just struggling with not being in the same area. But watch this space!
- Where can I find their music?
If you want three tracks, Soundcloud. If you want free tracks, go to their bandcamp (Link below)
- Will I like them?
For fans of: The Neighbourhood, Alt-J (seriously), Lovelife, Kid British, anti-governmental/commercialism beliefs.