Dive Dive – The Revenge Of The Mechanical Dog

The relentless and surprisingly melodic new album from Oxford’s Dive Dive has some nice rock moments and is punchy at times. The snarling vocals, keen beats and angular axework gel together well.

They are not pushing back any musical barriers here but they are also far from sucking.

While some of the more upbeat tracks like ‘The Game’ and ‘Clarence Boddiker’ smack of pop brilliance there are some tracks like the slightly incongruous sounding ‘Talentless Fucks’ which can be skipped over safely.

From the sound of this they most likely are brilliant live. Speaking of live they happen to be on tour…

JANUARY

24 Josephs Well, Leeds
25 53 Degrees, Preston University
26 The Brickyard, Carlisle
28 The Social, Nottingham
29 Night & Day, Manchester
30 The Tunnels, Aberdeen

FEBRUARY

1 Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow
2 Korova, Liverpool
5 Cardiff Ifor Bach
6 Thekla, Bristol
7 The Loft, Cambridge
8 Moles, Bath
9 Reading Plug and Play
10 The Colosseum, Coventry
11 Fibbers, York
12 The Bar Academy, Birmingham
13 The Borderline, London
14 The Joiners, Southampton
15 The Zodiac, Oxford

Label: Land Speed Records
Web: www.divedive.co.uk

Tracklisting:
1. Let The Blind Lead The Blind
2. The Game
3. Cuts And Bruises
4. Seven Of Eight
5. Maybe Im OK
6. Holding Back The Broken Door
7. Take It, Its Yours
8. Talentless Fucks
9. Clarence Boddiker
10. Perfectly Pathetic
11. This Aint Jetplane
12. Idiot Parade

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