With a debut EP and three singles under their belt filled with anthemic and energetic psych dance sound, merging driven guitar-rock with electronic patterns, combined with insidiously melodic qualities, Auckland, New Zealand‘s duo Dual, comprised of Jamie Pyne and Maurice Miller, have just dropped possibly their most convincing track by far.
Dealing with denial, insolence, and losing a loved one, “You’re on Your Own” is an electrifying, incendiary mix of abrasive hypnotic guitar riffs, tight urgent rhythms, 60’s infused pop melodies and insanely catchy chorus to build an irresistible dance beat and infectious groove, halted by a brief mesmeric psych-loaded guitar interlude, as fuel by dizzy, slightly raspy, vocals of tense energy and self-confidence swaggering his way throughout in his claim to ‘create the perfect scene’. The tone shifts to angry yells as he realizes his severe home depression culminating in pleads of sorrow when, shocked by his partner’s abandon, beggingly screams,“why won’t you stay!”
Emphatically brilliant and utterly compelling, “You’re on Your Own” is a deeply addictive, Madchester baggy sound influenced, psych-dance-rock gem that’ll get stuck in your head for long .
Check out also the immersive, 5 minutes long, jamming extended version.
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