June 07, 2020 | Writer: Emma Kopelowicz
The Dryas have swept us away on an unforgettable journey with their debut release, “Boy.”
The Brighton-based band produces all of their own music and now they’re finally ready to share their fresh new material with the world. Taking cues from the New York rockers of the early 2000s, The Dryas infuse their music with a neo-post-punk sound. Clattering instrumentals and sparkling synths collide on “Boy” and prove that The Dryas have a thing for the 80’s, too.
The lyrics focus on lead singer Hudd Hunter-Smith’s struggles with mental health and capture the spirit of young adulthood in this day in age. Smith’s moody and gritty vocals definitely recall new wave 80’s rock singers like Morrissey. Unlike the gloomy, slower melodies of alt bands past, The Dryas sound is definitely more upbeat.
Their modern take on new wave and punk combined has showed us that sometimes it’s fun to mix and match genres from the same decade. This ambitious release from the British trio is a promising introduction to what we’re sure will be a stellar career. The Dryas are on the rise, and we’ll be here dancing along as they soar to the top of the charts.