dignanporch

Initially a one man band, Dignan Porch have evolved into something much more. Joe Walsh, the creator and lone member at one point in time, became the first English act to sign to Brooklyn label Captured Tracks on the back of his solo recordings. He then went on to be the first artist of any nationality to release a second album with the imprint: 2012’s ‘Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen’, for which he upgraded his project to a full band.

This follow up on Brighton’s Faux Discx still sees lo-fi scratchiness prevail and ultimately doesn’t shy away from the blend of fuzzy, psych pop songs that has served Walsh well in the past. However, ‘Observatory’ is a welcome reminder of the charming spin this south Londoner puts on bleary-eyed, fuzzy-ridden songs – no more so than on the anthemic ‘Wait & Wait & Wait’, which seeps with boredom as Walsh muses: “I’ve been wasting time, I know it’s mine to waste.” Dignan Porch is a welcome tale of a bedroom-pop project that’s had some determination behind it, unlike the countless others that liked the idea more than the reality.

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