Ambitious song-writing, coupled with equally ambitious instrumental storytelling, gives Glasgow’s Dialects an edge over their post-rock peers.
That Glasgow’s Dialects should share a home-town with post-rock demigods Mogwai should come as little surprise to anyone who’s spent any time listening to the band. Bridging the gap between both math and post-rock, there’s both an intricate elegance and urgency within Dialect’s composition, something that’s really brought to the fore by the deft changes in time signatures throughout their latest offering Restless Earth.
Taken from their forthcoming EP, LTKLTL, otherwise known as Let The Kids Light These Lanterns, Restless Earth is a confident exploration of dynamics,statement of intent, suggesting that their EP will pack an equally weighty punch when it drops like a bag of bricks next month. Heavy it may be, but the track isn’t without nuance either; completely instrumental, the arpeggiated guitars speak volumes, mounting in to huge slabs of noise that fall effortlessly away in to more melodious, and somewhat subtler riffs. It’s all equally as impressive, despite the diversity of the track’s composition, the sections never feel at odds with one another; the band slipping in to each with obvious ease.
With a blatant cosmic narrative behind the EP that depicts…
“A couple who travel from Utopia in another universe only to arrive in our world, young again and with the chance to have another life together”
…Restless Earth is just the beginning of that journey, and, rather fittingly, marks an official start of sorts for Dialects as well.
You can join the band on that journey, at least for an evening anyway, at the following dates:
4th May – Stag & Hounds, Bristol w/ Mutiny on the Bounty
6th May – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester w/ Mutiny on the Bounty
7th May – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow w/ Mutiny on the Bounty
8th May – Wharf Chambers, Leeds w/ Mutiny on the Bounty
9th May – Drouthy’s, Dundee w/ Waking Aida
10th May – Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh w/ Waking Aida
Dave Beech is a music writer based out of Manchester. He writes and edits for a number of different websites and links to his work can be found over at his blog, Life’s A Beech, as well as his Louder Than War Author Archive. He also tweets as @Dave__Beech.