Dig, Life Like

by PopMatters Staff

 

Dig earned their fame with a potent three-guitar attack and wall of distortion. Following the 1994 smash hit “Believe” and a 1996 album, the band regrouped with only two of the original members remaining. Minus one guitar, Life Like possesses a more slimmed down sound, but the psychedelic soundscapes are still there, combined with a crunchy guitar stomp that is reminiscent of early Verve or the Inspiral Carpets mixed with the Mancunian swagger of Oasis. “Coming Down” is a standout—it’s anthemic, glam, and overtly laced with Britpop-isms, complete with faux Northern English accents, sing-a-long choruses, and lots of rhythm guitar. All in all, it’s a pleasing listen for folks who still prize guitar rock.

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