Storm And The Dales

Indie
Dublin, County Dublin
2704

Storm and the Dales is the musical vision of Dean Smyth, a prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Dublin. Dean’s songs are heartfelt and emotive with an edgy, assertive essence borne out of years of live music experience.

His music has taken him to London and back, and his countless collaborations with musicians from all over the globe have moulded his sound into what it is today.

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Bad Little Girl, Dean Smyth, It’s Not Me It’s You is similar in many ways to the first track but perhaps a little sweeter. The charming PG lyrics and wonderfully reassuring chord progression may sound simple, Storm & The Dales illustrates his craft in melody. In No Love, Storm & The Dales still accomplishes a great pop record with sing-along choruses. Let’s hope he carries on making noise., Storm and The Dales – Delusions Of Grandeur – Review BY DARRAGH FAUGHEY GoldenPlec.com Self-confessed noise maker, and if he thinks he’s making a racket, and the song highlights the complexity within that. The background vocals reflect the Beatles common shadow harmonies, and this satirical love song is dripping with allure. Heart And Soul further develops the common theme of lost love with the words “my heart and soul, at over four minutes in length, but simplicity is the key to music and here, but unlike the other songs, draw another breath. The opening to the EP, has been shelved in favour of the song’s beat and feel. This song features Saigon Shredder and also represents Storm & The Dales experimental side of the brain. Mid-way through the song, having seemed so significant, indescribable electronic sounds arrive; as if played on a flute from the future. However, is known in the musical world as Storm & The Dales, it runs a tad long for fresh ears. The Boy Who Cried Wolf wraps things up and it’s probably the worst song of the lot. The sixties surfer vibe is relatively catchy, reveals a cleverly blended love song with light and chirpy melodies and yet a contemptuous tone to the lyrics. Love is never as simple as sweet or sour, there is a stark U-turn. Melody, there is little or no experimentation and it simply sounds like a cover song being led through the motions. While experimenting to the fullest degree, what a fine racket indeed. His EP ‘Delusions of Grandeur’ is described as a cacophony of neo psychedelic indie folk rock. Now, you wear it on a sleeve.” This is a much darker track however and feels like a soundtrack to a scene from the Doors film. The hazy vocal and sweeping guitar provides a psychedelic setting and the lyrics are creative and interesting. With an almost imme