EP Review: Dan meets Portland

Band: Dan meets Portland
Genre: Folk
Label: independent
Release: 2012
hits rating: 9/10

Hey guys,
I remember how I once did not like writing reviews. But things change and now I love it.
That's one of the reasons why I decided to review this EP by Dan meets Portland.

Another reason is that this music needs to be heard.

Dan meets Portland is a folk rock/pop band from Germany and Portugal. 
Members Dan Dietrich (vocals, guitar) and Julian Staehle (drums, percussions) are from Germany and Carlos Pereira (bass, vocals) is from Portugal. 

Portland therefore is a word play of Portugal and Deutschland (Germany). 

I was lucky enough to see the band perform last year and absolutely loved it. Energetic and entertaining are just two words that come to my mind when I think about that gig.

left to right: Julian - Dan - Carlos

1) Suffice It To Say

2) That One Day
3) The Flood

The EP absolutely represents folk rock. 

Opener "Suffice It To Say" is an up beat ear worm. Really, the song marches straight ahead with a dashing rhythm supported by optimistic guitar work and warm vocals. 

The energy they have when they play live is absolutely present on the recordings.
"That One Day" keeps up the happy mood and goes a bit more into the folk direction with very light instrumentation.

"The Flood" happens to be the most expressive song. Drum beat and vocals work together very well and create an adventurous scene.
The guitars and backing vocals frame and tame the song.

All songs are written by Dan himself, recorded and produced by the band.

To sum it up: Seriously, I would not recommend this EP if I wouldn't love it. So why don't you click the play button underneath and enjoy what you hear?

You should listen to these songs: Suffice It To Say, The Flood

Suffice it to say from Dan Meets Portland on Myspace.

Dan meets Portland online:



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