The Drip Effect from West Palm Beach in the USA is the alt-rock quartet of Oscar Ramirez (Rhythm Guitar / Vocals), Josh Hamilton (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Kyle Seiler (Bass) and Andrew Dery (Drums).
Like damp walls in a cellar The Drip Effect fill the room with an oppressive gloom which seeps slowly into the brain leaving a shiver down the spine. Utilising the bass and percussion to form the frame-work there is no getting away from the omnipresent underbelly, to which the guitars enhance the mood, with their spectral interplay and the vocal is delivered in suitably couched terms. How could I not enjoy it?
Deriving the source code from rock refrains The Drip Effect are able to cloak the material in atmosphere through the contrast between the progression of the percussion and the lengthy reverb and delay and high pitch deployed by the guitars, which casts the pall over the sound. Inside all the darker vestiges there lies a bitter-sweet resonance and it is this ability to add burnt toffee to the out-put that marks The Drip Effect as a band I recommend you spend some time getting to know.
Until recently very much a live performance band who have spent the couple of years of their existence getting out to do what they most enjoy. For those of us further afield a début seven track LP Dinosaw came out the end of last month is a welcome introduction to The Drip Effect.
Dinosaw – The Drip Effect is available on iTunes*.
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