There’s a ludicrous amount of bands out there in the UK trying to make it, trying to make ends meet and to make some sort of living, and it seems as though you have to be really special to get noticed or signed to a label. In Dynamics are special, really special. ‘Circle’ is an EP that may even put your faith back in British rock music being a unique market place and an EP that shows bands are trying to push boundaries out there.
Opening track, ‘Equal Ground’, is a song perfect for anyone who’s a fan of those modern UK rock bands that have recently come to the fore, like Lower Than Atlantis and Don Broco. It’s energetic one minute, and the next the band slows it right down. They bring in vocal harmonies and the song climaxes in a swiftly exciting fashion. You couldn’t really get more of a perfect opener.
At first, the rapping on second track ‘Liposuction’ might make you cringe, but after a few listens you realise that this band are trying to do something different, and props to them for that because there’s enough middle of the road rock bands doing their thing out there right now, so why should this group be another one of them? It may not be for everyone, but if you love rock music you’ll love it when the heavier guitar riffs kick in at 1:50. This band are doing their own thing and that’s the way it should be.
There seems to be a few rhythm issues on ‘Running Hands’, but it’s hard to tell if the band are just trying to experiment with rhythms in the pre-chorus or if the sound is just off-kilter. Either way, it doesn’t ruin the song and it becomes another solid number on the EP.
Overall, ‘Circle’ is a great EP which has genuine repeat value and songs that could quite easily feature on radio playlists across the country because of how high the quality is. This band really seem like they’re going places, and don’t be surprised if they crop up a lot more over the next couple of years.
Written by Greg Spencer