While it was just over a year ago that Dorsal Fins released their electrifying debut Mind Renovation, the prolific nine-piece aren’t taking any time to slow downbetween albums.It’s pretty damn amazing to sound like a different band on each release, let alone each track, but Dorsal Fins do this with relative ease.
Romeo is a mammoth opener that has Ella Thompson crooning for her wayward lover. Jarrad Brown takes the helm on vocals on Sedated,which teases with a bubbling intro before kicking into full gear, while other vocalists on the album include Tim Karmouche of Crepes, Tim Nelson of Cub Sport and Nick Vorrath of Joe Neptune.
High Low has been a staple in the band’s live set for a while, with its recorded version impressively capturing the band’s vivacity. Given the quality of the songs it’s virtually impossible to choose a standout track until album closer Full of Fear,a touching duet between Thompson and Brown that will no doubt make you a little teary.
While there might be a lot happening on Digital Zodiac the album is so masterfully executed it never feels overbearing or thrown together haphazardly. Truly pioneers of fun, infectious tunes with a lot of heart, Dorsal Fins are without a doubt the most exciting band in Melbourne.