30 October 2019

Dyer Maker, trippin down the east coast



If you were unaware of Dyer Maker, I wouldn’t blame you, we’re the handsome Canberra bunch. But if you’re from up Maitland way, you’d be fully aware this 5 piece is starting to make waves.

Recently taking the stage at the Maitland stop for Groovin the Moo 2019, Dyer Maker have a sound that perfectly captures long summer days, a couple cold drinks and quality time with your mates. Simply put, they’re what you want when you don’t really want anything at all. Plus they’re named after a Zepplin song, what’s not to love?

Since the release of their first EP, ‘The Rich, the Lost, the Wet’, in early 2018, Dyer Maker have been part of the reggae, psychedelic rock revival sweeping the airways. And unlike the many getting lost in the void of wavy hair and airy guitars, these boys have been going the long yard, planting themselves within the genre. They receive heavy play from indie stations across the country and land in a variety of playlists.

Layered in their mix of smooth guitars and chilled beats are lyrically driven songs of the sad kind. Often exploring feelings of heartbreak and loss, their late-2018 single ‘Delay’ describes emotions many of us wouldn’t wish on our enemies (though of course many of us have).

In an interview with The Music, lead singer Tim Howell had this to say: “I tried to write this song as more of a story as I felt it would be a relatable feeling to a lot of people. It starts out with someone who doesn’t really know what they are doing in life, who is seeing everyone around them ‘get their shit together’.

“I wanted to capture that feeling of coming home drunk to an empty house and lying in bed alone, feeling a sense of loneliness that I know 99% of people have felt.”

This level of honesty and authenticity is apparent across all their music, Tim leads the crowd with his heart on his sleeve. And their new single ‘Elastic’ is no different. A groovy number on the downsides of a good night out. Give it a listen below!

On the forefront of a sound still in its infant stage, Dyer has been taking their psych-rock sound up and down the east coast. And while soon enough it’s sadly going to come to an end, we’re happy to say Canberra’s getting a piece of that cake.

In partnership with Newcastle Music Collective, make sure to catch Dyer Maker this Friday (24 May) at Transit Bar. Have a beer, have a boogy, enjoy sunshine music while the temp drops outside.

For tickets and more information visit the event page.

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