Dada Swing
The Cereal Factory

July 23, 2005

Review by Jake Thomas

Has anyone come up with a good name for that brand of spazzy, dancey rock that all the kids seem to love nowadays? Not necessarily because I want ot pigeonhole bands, but it would just make writing about it much easier (and if there is one thing I like, it's laziness).

And it's not just a U.S. thing, this type of sound - Dada Swing, from Italy, they have the fever too. Seeing them in the basement of a friend's house was the perfect setting for the three-piece, the hip kids and their fantastically funny haircuts were there in full force and dancing up a storm. The upside is the bands love it and it's fun to watch all the great moves being pulled ot spazzy rock; the down side though is it creates a damn sauna in the room - it was, as they say in the south, "hot as balls".

The band was pretty rad all told - I doubt I would ever listen to their CD, but live they were very entertaining. All three were vocalists (two of which were female), and generally two guitars and drums with a smattering of electronic keyboards and gadgets. I don't know who exactly to compare them to - maybe what you would get if Erase Errata and Les Savy Fav were mated in a laboratory? Whatever, it was fun, and that's all that matters.



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