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THIS IS THE PLACE
:: Dorne ::
31 July 2006 / Demo / 5-Trk CD
By DH

Normally one warms up their vocal chords and then presses the record button. Not Dorne’s singer Dee Dee however, who seems to use opening track ‘Butterflies’ as a vocal training exercise which makes for little in the way of a tune. Her technical ability is not in doubt but unfortunately it isn’t put to great use.

Dorne aren’t helped by a backing band that sounds like a bunch of session musicians rendered apathetic by their peripheral role.

‘Vodka’ is indie-lite with sixth-form fantasy lyrics about fairies, souls and dreams. It could be Jefferson Airplane only minus the psychedelia, drugs and fun. ‘The Wonder of You’ is a stadium ballad with little to inspire.

This Is The Place’s redeeming feature is the sultry atmospheric. Sadly, atmospherics alone don’t make classic songs.

M ½


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