UPSTAIRS AT THE GARAGE
THU 21ST AUGUST 2014
Dolomite Minor, or DM if you want to sound like an idiot, seem to get a lot of ishes about their music- “They’re black keysish”. “They’re nirvana-eyish”, the thing is they’re very hard to compare to a band (and for the record nirvana-ey are not a band) and even boxing them into a genre is difficult- like they’re grunge, if grunge wore a dressing gown to the supermarket and owned a dog with a bandana.
However there’s definitely nothing ishey about their live performance. The Southampton duo have a jaw droppingly full sound yet seem effortlessly nonchalant about what’s going down at any given moment- moshing, a mini stage invasion, a couple even got on stage and started kissing (like really going for it, let’s hope it wasn’t a tinder first date). Don’t mistake the whole effortless mystique for laziness though, there’s a mean stage presence being commanded at any given moment, probs partly due to the fact that everyone’s trying to figure out what voodoo they’re using to sound like a five piece band despite the notable fact that there are two of them.
It may also be worth mentioning, that if for some bizarre reason Dolomite Minor decide against successful music careers then managing to keep such straight faces during the show’s stage takeover segment proves that they have great potential for comedy acting… but let’s hope they don’t quit anytime soon.