The Dekkoes “Said it”

The Dekkoes have been featured once before on INR for their song “Divide” and they’re back again with a song I found reminiscent of awesome acts like R.E.M. with their song “Said It”.  The lyrics are introspective and the rhythmic differentiation between the verses and choruses are simple and easy to follow.  The verses are more of a pondering rhythm while the choruses have a driving feeling that compliments the layers of vocals.  The Dekkoes are the kind of band that I want to see when I go to an outdoor music festival.  “Said It” is off the acts 2017 EP Divide and just this past month they released a new EP called Row The Boat which you can find on all streaming services.  I personally am looking forward to hearing this band progress and continue writing catchy and enjoyable tunes!


“Do you fancy starting a band?” “No, not really” This was the first of a series of positive conversations that led to the eventual birth of The Dekkoes. Successful civil servant, Steve Bailey and slightly less successful civil servant, Ben Shoben began playing in Steve’s living room in Beckenham. They soon found that their guitars gelled well together and there was something appealing about the sound. Melodic jangly pop/rock influenced by Steve and Ben’s favourites like The Smiths, Blur, Suede and The Cure.

The band began rehearsing in Deptford and later in Bromley, Kent with various line ups. In 2017, the first EP ‘Divide’ was released. The songs have received college radio airplay in the US and Canada. The song ‘Divide’ notably made it on to the ‘Top 25 Listening Post’ of Tom Robinson’s ‘Fresh on the Net’ and featured on the ‘Best of British Unsigned’ Radio Show.

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Musician releasing music under self created record label

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