A woozy, expansive 6-minute psych odyssey might not be what you would have expected from a band named after the sweet life and the pursuit of pina coladas, but that’s exactly what The Dolce Vita have just gone and given us. Hypnotic bass lines and swirling guitars slowly grow and swell until ‘Brand New Bathroom’ threatens to burst – a guitar solo pierces through the deceptively catchy chorus, and lets the track slowly and triumphantly come to a close. From a band whose members also make up TMB faves The Death of Pop, YOOFS and Hunck, it’s hardly surprising that they have a strong hand on the controls and keep everything nailed down. The Dolce Vita: very sweet indeed.
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