DearDarkHead’s Mini LP Strange Weather is a six song ethereal journey into the post-shoegazing landscape. This instrumental record is utterly gorgeous and features some of the best guitar work I’ve heard on an instrumental work in a really long time. And while the musicianship on this record is top notch or higher, it’s one of the few atmospheric albums that I’ve heard that would benefit immensely from vocals.
If you ever wondered what the Stone Roses would sound like without Ian Brown, Strange Weather answers that question. It’s a crisp record that jangles, jumps, jams and shimmers in the sunlight. The songs are memorable, danceable, and ready for a vocalist to take them into the stratosphere. Not really post rock, not really ambient, not really anything related to anything similar DDH seems to be a band that simply couldn’t find a vocalist. That being said, if they ever were to find one suited to their tastes DearDarkHead could be a band with an arsenal of killer singles and world domination at their feet. Until then bliss out to Strange Weather and enjoy its post-shoegazing atmospherics.