New kids on the Vancouver block, Dyatlove
If you haven't had a chance to check out Dyatlove's debut self-titled EP, the band's sound is eclectic and diverse, at times morose and at other, heavy sludge. This is an EP that requires attention to take in, each song takes the listener on a ride with complex lyrical content aiming to grab attention.
Guitarist Rikki Jennings-Buford adds:
"We are so stoked to have this EP finally out. This is 2 years of our lives put into 4 songs with a treat coming soon! We feel like this is just the beginning of what we have to give and aren’t taking any time before jumping right back into it and writing more songs for you all to enjoy. We hope these 4 songs give you a good representation of our inspirations and where we could go musically, I would love to name a couple of bands right off the top of my head as far as who we sound like but I’m just not sure who they would be… and personally I feel like that is to our benefit! We feel like this EP is a good starting point for who we are as a band… right now. As life changes so do we as musicians and I’m sure we will have some left turns for you all!"
For fans of Converge, Deafheaven, Thrice, and Explosions In The Sky, Dyatlove's debut EP is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp HERE . The cassette version is available from Coup Sur Coup Records with the exclusive bonus track ‘Die! Kill! Pig!’.
Music Video 'Fragile Fixation' here .
1. Pass The Heavens (8:14)
2. Empty Lungs (6:53)
3. Fragile Fixation (4:51)
4. Old Haunts (8:11)
5. Die! Kill! Pig! (2:52)*
*(track 5 only on Cassette version released by Coup Sur Coup Records)
EP Length: 31:03
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Dyatlove is a passionate foray into the realm of morose singer-songwriter overtones set alongside heavy music. Longtime friends Sam Caviglia (guitar/vocals) and Rikki Jennings-Buford (guitar) bonded over bands such as Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, and Pinback.
This array of influences drives the diversity of Vancouver, Canada’s Dyatlove, who don’t feel the need to pigeon hole into a particular genre. From sad songs to crushing sludge metal to 2-minute hardcore songs, Dyatlove conveys emotion and brings the heavy with drop A tuning.
Starting individually, the band works on riffs and ideas, eventually bringing them together to be fleshed out further. As full believers of limitless creativity, they don’t tie themselves to classic song structures. The lyrics come from many places, some are stories, some are personal experiences. There are songs about love of family, songs about loss, songs about anger and songs about struggles and addictions. Although varied in the subject matter they all have one thing in common, feeling.
Performing with the same intense passion and emotion that they bring to the jam space, Dyatlove intends to really connect to their fans, and show what their songs mean to them. With Rob Sheldrick (drums) and Justin Lacey (bass), the quartet delivers with an infectious openness and energy. Their self-titled, debut EP is being released on May 29, 2020 with the cassette version being released by Coup Sur Coup Records that will feature an exclusive bonus track ‘Die! Kill! Pig!’.
"DYATLOVE conveys emotion and brings the heavy with an impressive, eclectic EP" - Idioteq.com
"The track (Empty Lings) is amazing and the band will quickly make you a fan if you like groups like Converge, Deafheaven, or Spotlights." - Ghost Cult Magazine
"they’ve got one behemoth set of four savage cuts on this record that warrant a major repeating, and a lineup of tunes that command & demand your full attention. This whole experience met every hope & expectation I could have had, then smashed & surpassed them all – Dyatlove’s EP didn’t let me down for a solitary second – you need this record on your playlists this year." - Sleeping Bag Studios
"Their sound is eclectic and diverse, at times morose and others bone crunchingly heavy. " - The Sludgelord
"This is a collection of songs about love of family, songs about loss, songs about anger and songs about struggles and addictions all wrapped up in the confines of half an hour’s worth of music..." - Metal Noise
"Here is Dyatlove — post-metal / post-rock / sludge band from Vancouver, Canada, and their fresh song called “Empty Lungs”. It’s uncompromisingly heavy music. From the very beginning to the very end of the track it feels like I am in the engine compartment of the old locomotive. Guitars, drums, bass, and vocal creates incredible tension and pressure. I just can’t resist it, and it takes me to its dark world." - Faeton Music
"for those who love Deafheaven, Converge, Russian Circles, Touche Amore, Alcest, Pallbearer... A beautiful discovery." - Mad-Breizh
"Empty Lungs really evacuates the air in the liver. Again sludge, doom again, heavy and laid-back job. I like it a lot." - Metal Perver