EARLIER this year, Glasgow outfit Dutch Wine shared their debut EP ‘Before It Wasn’t’.
Now they’re back, building on that impressive release with a double AA-side single ‘Sustainable / New Jersey Sound’.
With a string of releases and live shows now under their belt, the trio are starting to establish their own well-rounded sound – one that feels nostalgic and atmospheric yet also vibrant and undeniably invigorating.
Opening with ‘Sustainable’, they channel 90s emo and grungy influences, while ‘New Jersey Sound’ shows their ability to twist plaintive melodies and melancholia around euphoric guitars and anthemic choruses.
Fuelled by a real DIY ethos and ferocious live energy, their mix of poppy melodies and raw indie influences feels urgent and instantly addictive – and it makes for compelling listening.
Singer Calvin Smith said “I feel so much of what we’re about is present in our live performance, so it always makes sense that we try and emulate that as much as possible. Playing the songs at full volume in a tiny room helps us all get on the same wavelength and really understand what the song is communicating.
“Both these songs were born under the expectation that they would get you moving and grab your attention from the get-go. They’re just pure pop rock tunes at the end of the day”
Check out both tunes below.
Photo by Iain Stott