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DateMonthYear - Album Review: DateMonthYear

16 Dec 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford
Hamilton five-piece self-proclaimed “independent music bohemians” DateMonthYear have just released their ten track self-titled album. A lush atmospheric body of work that moves from one track to the next with graceful fluidity.


The album which was five years in the making has seen people come and go from the band, each person adding their own unique touch to the music. DateMonthYear have had quite a journey so far, with performances for live theatre and symphony orchestras, play on independent radio around the world and the group’s music licensed to movies and TV adverts.

Led by Trevor Faville since 2003 this band has delivered musical and visual feasts consistently despite the change in line ups and “total disregard for industry standard”.

Describing themselves as a music experience rather than a band, DateMonthYear prove with this album that listening to their music is a journey of harmonious beautifully constructed lyrics and a clean tight sound.

This is the fifth album for the group; the flexible approach of changing line-ups encourages an ever evolving, fluid and fresh sound. This self-titled album has elements of pop and rock infused with the dramatic ambient “cinematic atmospheres” which DateMonthYear are admired for.

Thought provoking lyrics and heartfelt stories, make up the ten tracks. Standout songs for me are the beautiful harmonies in Icarus, the emotional rendition of March and the final track South which is a nine minute and forty five second eerily dramatic production that gave me goose bumps.

As with past projects, this album has an effortlessly organic flow. The current line-up is founder Trevor Faville , Emma Koretz (vocals), Brooke Baker (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Tyler Leet (guitar) and Hayley Schwass (bass).

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About DateMonthYear

DateMonthYear began as a way of making music back 2003.The journey since then has involved five self-funded albums, five self-funded music videos and many, many gigs.

DateMonthYear are proud advocates of musical independence, ignoring established rules and norms of the music industry in New Zealand.

The end result has meant airplay on hundreds of radio stations around the world, music licensed to TV, Ads and Movies-again, worldwide-, gigs with Symphony Orchestras, live theatre and so much more.

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Type: EP
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Year: 2011
Type: Album
Pot/Kettle/Black
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Sampler
Year: 2003
Type: EP

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