Introducing: In Dynamics
For Brighton’s In Dynamics, 2013 was quite a year, with August seeing the release of the alt rock trio’s debut EP ‘Circle’, which to their surprise was greeted by a barrage of rave reviews. Not bad for a band who’d only really been in existence a year, although as Drummer Jack Wrench admits “We’ve been best friends and playing music together since we were all very young, but In Dynamics is only two years old as it took us a while to realise what kind of music we really wanted to create.”
In the summer of 2012 the band, who alongside Drummer Wrench are comprised of bassist brother Will and singer/guitarist Beau Boulden, came up with a few songs that they knew were far better than anything they had come up with before. So armed with these songs they entered the studio with producer Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots). “We honestly weren’t sure what we were going to do with the tracks, but after a short while we decided to book in again and recorded another three songs.” These sessions eventually became the ‘Circle’ EP which was stuffed full of angular alternative rock with big pop hooks. The wave of positivity that greeted the ‘Circle’ must have put pressure on the band when it came to recording follow up EP ‘Questions’.
“We definitely felt the pressure of expectation when it came to recording ‘Questions'” says Wrench. “Our thought process on the ‘Circle’ EP was that we didn’t have much to lose, but it was very different with ‘Questions’ as we knew we had a standard to meet and exceed. However, we had been doing a lot of writing at the time and are very confident with the songs on the new EP!”
The songs on ‘Questions’ are less immediate and more challenging, Wrench says this is indicative of where In Dynamics are heading. “‘Questions’ is a far more accurate depiction of what our music will sound like in the future. We had an incredible year in 2013 playing with some of our favourite bands and working with some amazing people, and believe that this experience has massively helped us refine our sound into something we’re very proud of.”
The sound is very much a clash of genres, one he describes as “a conjunction of accessible melodies and technical musicianship”, which he attributes to the bands varied musical tastes. “We listen to a surprising amount of heavy music, we love the rhythms and dynamics of bands such as TesseracT, Feed The Rhino, letlive. etc. We are also influenced by much more melodic music such as Dry the River, Chvrches, City and Colour, Death Cab for Cutie and Lonely the Brave. As well as that, we love a lot of the bands that we’re compared to like Biffy Clyro, Arcane Roots, Reuben and Blitz Kids.”
2014 will see them tour as much as possible in support of the ‘Questions’ EP, hopefully building on the success of 2013. “We will continue to write new material that we fell betters us as a band. We’re very excited to see what happens.”
In Dynamics Questions EP is out on 10th March and will be playing the Black Heart in Camden on 11th March.