As the third release from Newcastle’s Dome Hall this year, ‘Sugarray’ continues an impeccable record of writing original and versatile musical works. The new cut occupies another untraveled space; dancing at a slow to mid range tempo, its cradle-song temperament is given full tenure to consume a dreamy sway of part-twilight romance, part-nostalgic melancholy. It’s delightful in every consideration.
Glockenspiel is a surprising instrument for Dome Hall to incorporate so heavily into a song for the first time, yet this approach is highly integral to the song’s build and transforms a straight-forward layering of sound, into a fulfilling exploration of exercised experimentation. Dome Hall must be further praised for their ever graceful synergy of diverse structuring – infusing choral notes with harmonic textures, and enchanting lyrics with instrumental dialogue, this can’t be an easily organised task, especially for a five-piece outfit.
Dome Hall are building their live roots as well, with recent support shows alongside Clean Cut Kid and Frightened Rabbit assuring that the band are in good stead for future success. The band having secured another exciting guest slot will join Leeds’ Fling in October, as part of their ‘Get Flung Tour’.
Dome Hall will play Jumpin’ Jacks on Thursday 5th October. Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found here.