Sydney trio Grids & Dots make the kind of melodic shoegaze that has a lush, dreamy warmth to it while remaining dynamic and exciting, never getting lost down a rabbit hole of reverb. Their second single, ‘The Great Divide’ – which we’re premiering here at Music Feeds today – sees them follow up their debut single, last year’s excellent ‘Never Change’.
On ‘The Great Divide’, Grids & Dots continue to reflect their influences generously (fans of Slowdive, Ride, Pale Saints etc take note) while demonstrating their idiosyncrasies as they continue to grow into themselves. A swirling backdrop of atmospheric, layered guitars is anchored by the track’s steadfast but propulsive rhythms and a sense of quiet urgency, while its gorgeous, sweetly-weaved vocal harmonies float above courtesy of the band’s Carmen Minikus and Daniel Handaru.
There’s an overall nostalgic tone to what Grids & dots are doing on ‘The Great Divide’, which circles around a narrative of relationships gone wrong and the ensuing journey back to finding yourself. “It’s a really sad song about absence and how it can leave you feeling less than whole, but it’s also about being freed from people who can make you sad,” the band explain.
Listen to ‘The Great Divide’ below.