I’ve written a couple about The Dekkoes a couple times now and their music speaks to me in a calming way while also giving me energy from the driving backbeat. “Row the Boat” is about keeping your head up and pushing through to the next days which is a message everyone should be able to get on board with and the fact that it is surrounded by beautiful guitar licks and a pulsing rhythm section makes it even better. The Dekkoes are what I’d call the English equivalent of the indie hall of famers Treble Chargers with more of an everyday man mellow mood. The Dekkoes are batting 1000% in my book and I’d recommend giving them a listen if you’re into uplifting indie rock music with an accent.
More on one of my new favorites The Dekkoes:
“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.