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DAPPLED CITIES

NEW ALBUM DIVERSE YET DISCIPLINED

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By Charlie David Page
1st August 2012
Sydney band Dappled Cities has been on the music scene for over a decade now. Their fourth studio album, 'Lake Air', hits stores (digital or otherwise) this Friday, three long years since the band's previus offering, 'Zounds' - with a great deal of anticipation surrounding the new release.

Things start off strong with the first offering from the album, 'Run With The Wind' - a track full of intensity, with a driving pulse and soaring synths - and finish similarly with the energetic, summer-filled 'The Weekend'.

However, things seem to get a little murkier in the middle, with tracks either hitting the mark or missing completely. While songs like the introspective 'The Leopard', the falcetto chorus of 'Real Love' and harmony-laden 'Born At The Right Time' (the brand new video clip can be found below) keep things moving forward, the pseudo-disco 'Love Connection' feels a little forced, and 'Icecubes' has its share of kitschy lyrics ("ice cubes are H-2-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh").

DAPPLED CITIES - BORN AT THE RIGHT TIME

'Lake Air' is a diverse album, with music that has a feel of controlled experimentation. Fans of the band should be pleased; it's not too dissimilar to the Dappled Cities you know and love. Others will enjoy the album, with some undoubted diamonds in the rough to look forward to.

Like it? Follow it. Follow the Dappled Cities Huddle at the top of this page (you'll have to sign in or join up first) for the latest tour details and news on the band.


FAST FACTS
BAND: Dappled Cities
MEMBERS: Dave Rennick - Guitar/vocals
Tim Derricourt - Guitar/vocals
Ned Cooke - Keyboard
Alex Moore - Bass
Allan Kumpulainen - Drums
FORMED: 2001
FROM: Sydney
SOUND: Indie Rock/pop
WEBSITE: Www.dappledcities.com
TWITTER: @DAPPLEDCITIES
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