review: The Dykeenies Canyons of Echoes
indie-rock quartet are back with Canyons of Echoes, an uplifting
12 track offering what fans have eagerly awaited since 2007s
Nothing Means Everything.
group, originally formed in 2005 by brothers Andrew, Brian
and Alan Henderson-who has since departed-along with friends
Steven Ramsay and John Kerr, sold out their first ever gig
in Glasgows ABC2 and were the first band signed to the
King Tuts Recordings label.
was the start of a band that were clearly going places -and
quickly- as they appeared on the NME tour before developing
their debut album, along with performing at Rock Ness and
T in the Park.
song No More Apologies will undoubtedly prove
to be a stadium-rock anthem for The Dykeenies faithful, dont
be surprised if you hear this is not what Id thought
it would be being chanted out by the masses on a Saturday
Youth and Are You With Me Now follow in
a similar musical vain, sounding like some of the early works
of U2 with a modern twist, while Sounds Of The City,
a rocky stomper, takes on orchestral vibes associated with
the likes of fellow Scots Biffy Clyro.
Hendersons vocals remain ever distinct through Water
In The Lungs, Square Balloons and Awake
along with the guitar delay that filters along the entire
a relatively young band on only their second record, the North
Lanarkshire indie-rockers have the potential to strengthen
musically following this post-punk contribution.