Having never met Jim before it is something incredible when a band can make me feel slightly heartbroken yet hopeful about leaving him behind.
Its Not Records welcomes back another track by the brit-pop act The Dekkoes. Featuring a set of introspective lyrics about escaping and performed in a mostly falsetto “Leaving Jim Behind” is the newest track from The Dekkoes released just a few days ago in April. Something I particularly enjoyed about “Leaving Jim Behind” was the accompanying tensions used in the chord progression that helped keep me feel unsettled and adventurous while also slightly nostalgic for memories of Jim. Having never met Jim before it is something incredible when a band can make me feel slightly heartbroken yet hopeful about leaving him behind. Maybe it’s the accents or the artwork but I keep having imagery of the cinematography during travel and landscape scenes in movies such as Twenty Eight Days Later, actually I’m picturing Jim as the dad, or other famous movies from across the pond. I’m really hopeful that I’ll be able to hope on a flight sometime to go see The Dekkoes live and I really want a full length from them, their music is so beautiful and awe inspiring.
If you go through the catacombs of Its Not Records reviews you can find other classics such as my personal favorite uplifting and motivational track “Row The Boat” or dreamy farewell “Said It“. Funny band bio and link to stream below.
MORE ABOUT 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.