Dance a la Plage are an indie band hailing from Banbury. Although they are still unsigned, they are gaining a reputation for writing catchy infectious indie pop, which could take them beyond Oxfordshire. Recently they played a show national tourers Alexander alongside VYNCE and have gained exposure on BBC Radio Oxford’s Introducing show. Earlier this month, they released a new song, ‘2-2-2’. This could be a reference to the track’s length, which is 2 minutes and 22 seconds.
‘2-2-2’ is a wonderful slice of pop music. It is easy for the listener to digest, and is backed up with an infectious sing-along chorus. The melodic instrumentation really stands out, the production on the guitars is clean, while Sully’s creative funky slapping on the bass is melodic and shows the band’s diversity.
The aforementioned chorus is an example of melody and catchiness rolled into one. When vocalist Slice sings: “Oh you know you make my heart stop, you wanna drop baby”, it brings out a summery vibe that could go down great in a live set. The band sound as if they’re enjoying themselves, a surefire sign of confidence to take them into the big time. And with feel-good tunes like this, there’s no reason why they can’t.
Dance a la Plage hit our stage at our Brighton showcase (w/ Rixson Music) on 23/6/16 and we cannot wait to have the guys perform live.
Words by: @Ermis93