THE DIVES

Ev­ery­body’s Talkin’

Australian Guitar - - Cd Reviews -

Led by front­man and gui­tarist Evan Stan­ley (yep, that’s Paul from KISS’ kid) The Dives’ de­but EP kicks off with the en­er­getic pop-rock blast of “Make It Like The Movies”. The ‘scene’ is set with this track that re­calls the best of OK Go: a high-gloss, mod­ern pro­duc­tion yet with speaker-rat­tling, Hives-like gui­tars clang­ing front and cen­tre for the du­ra­tion. The re­main­der of the EP doesn’t dis­ap­point, show­cas­ing a band that loves time­less gui­tar pop and have ab­so­lutely no love for mess­ing around; ev­ery sec­ond here counts, with special at­ten­tion paid to the rich har­monies, quirky hooks and a rhythm sec­tion that punches with laser-like pre­ci­sion. This is a new band well worth talk­ing up. ED LAMINGTON

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