Dumb Whales – The Great Divide

Dumb Whales

For fans of: Britpop, the Blur and Oasis feud, indie rock.

Coming straight in with a stabbing guitar line and whiny vocals, ‘The Great Divide’ offers something both fresh and nostalgic for fans of Britpop. This up-tempo track from Australian alt rock group Dumb Whales will have you up and dancing, with a winding sound reminiscent of festivals and having your arm around your pal.

Sounding as if it were straight out of ‘Madchester’, this song taps into the reality we all face of the pressure and anxiety that are often built into social media. Anyone who’s ever found themselves in the Twitter wormhole or basing their life around their Instagram feed will feel at home listening to lyrics about tuning in and tuning out.

Coupled with a fun music video of vintage dance montage, the track’s relevance is what takes ‘The Great Divide’ from the usual homage to indie, into a tune you’ll want to have on day and night.

Elania Hunt