Dream In Colour Kidz are like the surf punk reincarnation of the Ninja Turtles

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There’s a little piece of Australian music that is reserved for bands like Dream In Colour Kidz. With their own statement claiming that they are ‘to music what pizza is to Ninja Turtles’, D.I.C.K (perhaps aptly named for the use of this acronym) come to us straight out of a Melbourne garage. They’re the type of band I like to call ‘Alleyway Rock’ – a band you’d probably find practicing their fresh tunes in your local alleyway just to piss you off, but a band that will have you hanging around to watch the show.

Dream In Colour Kidz introduction

Meet the newest goon-guzzling, pizza-loving, surf-punk legends from Melbourne, Dream In Colour Kidz, affectionately known otherwise as D.I.C.K

Andy (vocals, guitar), Stevie (bass), Myki (drums) and Joshy (lead guitar) blossomed D.I.C.K in 2014 out of a regular ol’ jam session, of which they claim would have ‘buckled the knees of Satan himself.’ Taking their sound straight to the internet, the Melbourne punks found themselves in the centre of an ego-boosting, whirlwind of social media support and the writing of some pretty alright screamy garage-punk tunes ensued.

These pizza eating, weed smoking skateboarders claim influence from the likes of NOFX, Pennywise, Frenzal Rhomb, Nirvana and Gay Paris, to name a few. After a quick squiz at their Facebook videos, it’s quite clear to see D.I.C.K didn’t stop at the musical influence from NOFX, but some witty stage antics have been passed down from veteran punks to garage newbies.

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Their self titled album, apparently completed whilst the band were homeless and one member had a broken leg, was released earlier this year in July and displays a sound that is quite contrary to their sharply written Facebook bio. With vocals to help you with your pent up anger and a well-mixed sound of some pretty sweet drum rolls and surfy guitar riffs (I’m mostly referring to the albums opening track Sea Devil here), the band have released an album that most street punks and local gig-goers will love. And for those who love a slight slow jam (with slightly English accented vocals) to mix into their playlist, Pain and Icecream is the track for you.

If you’re around Melbourne and these boys are playing a show, take some goon (a beverage that seems to be of their frequent choosing) raise your Hungry Jacks cup high, claim cheers to a Melbourne band that have produced a pretty well-rounded debut album, and get ready for a show that will probably bring the laughs as well as the tunes.

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