Monday 20 July 2020

Dirty Nice - Sunshine End Times

In the exceptional world of music blogging, 14 days soon becomes the archives on new music submissions. However digging through my older emails, Dirty Nice prove just why I never mass delete. Returning with their new single, Sunshine End Times, the alt-pop duo based out of Bournemouth unleash their infectious, sickly sweet melodies to great effect. Wasting no time in unravelling through quick fire percussion and sea-side inspired synth notes reminiscent of the arcade's organ chines, the track's happy-go-lucky charm keeps us on loop and salivating for more. "Although written last year, the deep dark depths of lockdown inevitably imbued the song with new and more morose meaning" the pair explain. "It came to life the morning after the UK general election. The conservatives had won a landslide victory, led by a liar. That made two mad men, with equally mad hair, supposedly in charge of actual countries full of actual people, many of whom had inexplicably given them their trust. Meanwhile, the planet had decided to burst into flames -the Amazon, California, Australia. Times were deeply worrying and deeply strange. But surely they couldn’t get much worse? Cue Corona. Cue lockdown. Cue our government’s inept response. Cue Dominic Cummings, slippery as always, breaking his own rules and getting away with it. Cue protests against institutional racism being met with more oppression and force. A world already off balance, given that little extra push. Tumbling, flailing, picking up pace, and now here we are, still free falling, reaching out for a hand to hold". Take a listen for yourselves below. In the build up to each release they’ll be releasing graphics on their Instagram page, underlining the importance of the visual aesthetic to their project.


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