Victoria’s D. D Dumbo has been relatively quiet on the release front since his EP Tropical Oceans back in 2013. That is, until now, because he’s just announce his debut album, Utopia Defeated.
The singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist (real name Oliver Hugh Perry) has announced that his debut full-length album is set to be released on 7th October, and to lure us in further still, he’s dropped the record’s second single, Walrus.
Much like all of D. D’s other work, Walrus (below) is a genre amalgamation, featuring semi-psychadelic pop, Eastern-inspired melodies, textural electronica and strangely catchy hooks. His vocal lines are wacky, complex and daring, yet they sail along with the ease of singers like Sting or Jeff Buckley. There’s processed airy vocal snippets, ’70s guitar riffs and head-bopping syncopated drums too. Walrus is overflowing with imagination, and shows off Perry’s unique and expansive musical palate.
Satan, the first single to be released from Utopia Defeated, was shared a couple of months back, and has already seen some serious airtime on triple j. If either of Perry’s new tracks are anything to go by, Utopia Defeated is going to be one very exciting summertime soundtrack.
Catch Walrus in full, below.
Listen: D. D Dumbo – ‘Walrus’