Dutch Criminal Record release new track ‘Feel Good’
Following the success of their latest releases – the retro 80s anthem Vinnetrow Road and the impressive cover of The Smith’s This Charming Man – south coast surf pop outfit Dutch Criminal Record return with their new single, Feel Good.
Dutch Criminal Record are Joe Delaney-Stone (vocals/guitar), Sam Thrussell (vocals/guitar) and Joe Frampton (drums). The band started making music in 2014 and gained traction from singles like Socks & Sandals and Graduate, but the last few years has really seen their career reach new heights, gaining support from Spotify, BBC 6 Music and Radio X.
The riff for this track, as described by Delaney-Stone, “sort of fell onto my fingers as I was playing along,” so a summery track about feeling good was underway. However, this chirp riff is definitely deceiving as once the lyrics formed the final product ended up being “a sarcastic take on the keep calm and carry on, slap a smile on it attitude towards mental health.”
Always effortlessly mixing addictive guitar riffs and infectious vocals, Dutch Criminal Record have quickly asserted themselves as ones-to-watch amongst the already thriving south coast music scene.
I think it’s fair to say that 2020 is a bit of a write off in terms of shows; the dates of DCR’s spring tour are in the process of being rescheduled. The band are, however, part of the lineup for Portsmouth’s Golden Touch Festival in June 2021, and by that time they’ll have some more new music; the stuff that’s coming will, supposedly, be “their best releases to date.”