The Dynamics – ‘Somebody Call…The Dynamics’ EP – Review

Somebody Call...The Dynamics

Somebody Call...The Dynamics‘Somebody Call…The Dynamics’ is the much anticipated debut EP of Kildare based band ‘The Dynamics’ and if I was to describe it in one sentence it would be – “A blast from the past”. The EP itself consist of three songs, two of which were written throughout the band’s early days and one is newly released. The band state that their music “is guaranteed to blow your socks off” and if you enjoy Blues Rock, then this EP will be right up your ally!

Track number one, ‘User Loser Blues’, kicks off the EP. The soulful guitar riffs, quick rhythm and satisfying vocals establish a combination that creates an involuntary need to ‘Boogie’. The song is surprisingly motivational, it creates the urge to get up and do something – whether it be dance or clean the house! The second track, however, ‘Always on my Mind’, is the slowest of three, radiating a calming vibe. The Instrumental harmonies and smooth vocals are pleasing to the ears and because of this, the track is easy to replay repeatedly. ‘Staring at the Sun’ – the third and final song – concludes the EP and its upbeat feel and head bopping rhythm, creates a happy atmosphere. The EP, as a whole, is produced to a high standard and as the final track came to its end – I found myself wanting more!

The four piece band, consisting of Fionn Phelan (Guitar, Vocals), Rob Fortune (Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Adam Dunne (Bass, Vocals) and Jamie Harrison (Drums), formed in March 2013 and when listening to this debut EP, it is apparent that ‘The Dynamics’ have great potential. In their relatively short time together, the band have played numerous gigs in such venues as: Whelan’s, Celbridge Street Festival, Captain America’s and many others. The band won the KYT (Kildare Youth Theatre) Talent Competition, while also taking the title of Runners Up at the UL Battle of the Bands.

The Dynamics are scheduled to play The Stables Club, Limerick on the 11th of September, and if like me, you enjoyed this EP – why not experience it live? I would recommend giving ‘Somebody Call…The Dynamics’ a listen and look forward to what the future has in store for this bright young band!

By Saoirse O’Hagan


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