Rising Atlanta four-piece Dog Bite create music that fans of the brilliant Diiv will find both familiar and near irresistible
Opening with the beautiful instrumental piece Warm, Wake Up, a song that sounds like the introduction and closing piece to a number of the classic tracks on Disintegration, LA EP sees Dog Bite operating with a heavenly appreciation for dreamy melancholia. Hunting Season sounds like the most comfortable partner for Diiv, with its melodies reminiscent of shoegaze heroes Ride. Not ones to be wedded to a blueprint, there’s even something of the profound and elegant ambience of Japanese post-rock act Mono to be found in the melodies of the haunting Cold Weather. Closer LA Sounds has the dreamy atmospherics that made shoegaze so appealing during its pomp.
Though hardly jaunty, and at times near downcast, LA EP is full of the sort of dreamy melodies that help guide your night-time listening into blissful dreaming.
Verdict: Their bark is more melodic than their bite