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There’s a lot of this stuff about but when it’s done right it really hits the sweet spot.

Brighton based band The Dials have captured the oozing wonk of early Syd Barrett Floyd at their lysergic best but added their own take on proceedings. This may have roots in the sixties but is very much part of the now with its own 21st-century groove that would sit perfectly in evening 6 music. The songs are witty, kooky and dripping with phantom melody and great vocals.

With a melodic surge and a swampy feel The Dials are very much the finished product and with their debut album due soon this is a band that could easily break out of their cult corner.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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