There’s something immediately hypnotic about the music of Grids and Dots. Upon first hearing the band’s name, the first thing that popped into my head was Stereolab’s seminal 1997 album Dots and Loops; a sprawling slice of experimental psych-pop, simultaneously challenging boundaries of genre and sinking into well-measured grooves, as its title would suggest.
Grids and Dots pull off a similar balance. Their music stretches into vast psychedelic worlds, but will entrance you in locked-down grooves—notes that wash across a plane of grids and dots. With the release of their debut single Never Change, the Sydney-based band have quickly established their far-reaching musical vision.
On their debut single Never Change, Sydney outfit Grids and Dots deliver a sprawling slice of dreamy, noise-laden, dream-pop brilliance.
Throughout the new single, Grids and Dots glide through a concoction of shoegaze, psych-pop, and noise-rock to deliver something uniquely their own. With walls of guitars that feel equal parts dreamy and droning, addictive vocal melodies, and air-tight percussion, Never Change is the kind of track that’ll stick with you for weeks.
Across its punchy three-minute run-time, the song builds into something truly spellbinding. We guarantee that by the time the track reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been locked mentally into the band’s hypnotic brand of music.
These may still be early days for this Sydney group, but changing by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new single above.