Melbourne’s Dinosaur Beard has returned with a new slice of glossed out sounds in ‘Dialect Drum’; as the first release from the artist – aka songwriter Adam Finnegan – for 2019, ‘Dialect Drum’ carries the listener along in comfort, dripping with charm and hazy flair. A slow burner that garners attention and captivates as it bends and threads together flawless guitars and melodies, Dinosaur Beard’s latest is a warm and welcome return from one of Melbourne’s exciting new artists.
Recorded at Melbourne’s Fallback Studios back in January with producer Aaron Dobos (The Avalanches, British India), ‘Dialect Drum’ captures Dinosaur Beard in a rhythmic and melodic pocket where he really shines. “It’s a tale of breaking through those egoic walls that can hold people back at the start of a relationship and having the courage to be open and vulnerable to each other for the first time. When creating this song with my mate Aaron Dobos, we really tried to encapsulate that feeling within the mood of the song. We have a no rules approach in the studio, the weirder the better.” Dinosaur Beard
The song plays with light and dark tones beautifully, while Dobos’ production ties the sonic ups and downs together seamlessly. With a sound akin to the likes of Kurt Vile and Beck, Dinosaur Beard soothes with his vocals, while the arrangement brings the song into a clean, dreamlike atmosphere.
The music video for ‘Dialect Drum’, directed by Spike Mackenzie mirrors the song’s narrative, exploring relationships and the sometimes rocky emotional terrain people travel down when first embarking on one. “I wanted to try and make the clip symbolic of the narrative of the song; the way we are held hostage by our own insecurities, as one person awakens and waits for the other.” Dinosaur Beard
With live shows in the pipeline for 2019, the release of ‘Dialect Drum’ is the start of a brand new chapter for Dinosaur Beard. A seasoned musician and artist, Dinosaur Beard’s a
‘Dialect Drum’ is released Friday 10th May 2019