After releasing their sophomore EP Melt in April, the Northern Territory’s most exciting indie-groove pop band At The Dakota have announced their latest single “Brain Matter”.
Hailing from tropical Darwin, At The Dakota are a 5-piece comprising laidback dudes from the Top End. Their songs are unapologetically groovy and their lyrics are refreshingly cryptic. Their latest offering “Brain Matter” is no different with their signature addictive pop sensibilities and hooky, quirky lyrics and melodies.
The five-piece have had a massive couple of years supporting big name acts such as The Rubens, The Bennies, Saskwatch and Ball Park Music, winning the People’s Choice Award in the NT Song of the Year and being voted by the public as the local band to play at the 2016 BASSINTHEGRASS Festival.
The second single from the Melt EP “Brain Matter” is a song that came together quickly for the band. Stemming from personal experience, it is an ode to the overthinking and self-doubt that comes with anxiety. “Brain Matter” combines groovy reggae guitar sounds with dark, punchy lyrics that everyone can relate to.
“Jaxon came up with the chords to this song and we immediately jumped on it. Lyrically it is about my recent struggles with anxiety. I love the time change and instrumental part later in the song which I think captures how my brain feels so flustered and manic sometimes.”
“Ridiculously catchy” – The AU Review
“Tasty guitar hooks, reminds me of Two Door Cinema Club. Would jump around to this”
– Bridget Hustwaite triple J
“These guys are producing some of the most exciting indie rock we’ve heard”
– Tone Deaf
“Super-catchy” – The Music