You’ve GOT to Hear This: Deep Sea Diver – “NWO”

Deep Sea Diver
Photo by Hayley Young

Percussive waves of rhythm enveloped by a conclave of moody vocals. This track byDeep Sea Diver captivated me right from the start. The soft crashes of the symbols and the tempered striking of keys creates a hollowed out space for Jessica Dobson’s haunting vocals. The four piece, including Garrett Gue, Peter Mansen, and Elliot Jackson call themselves Deep Sea Diver and from the reaction I feel from this track called NWO, I dig the name. Music is about getting to the heart of the matter when words are not enough, being able to belt out lyrics like “taking your toll on us, you will remember” is emotional, cathartic, and for me, I couldn’t resist the undertow that was the percussive, distortion-dream-like interlude near the end. Passionate vocals, tasty guitar riffs, moving rhythm, this song is everything that I crave in the crunchy grey autumn days. Have a listen, NWO is the first tune on this video:

Review by Stefanie Romano | @stefaloves

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