Four-piece Malibu band Little Dume started out this year by putting out a new EP called Waking Up. It’s a nice EP that showcases the band’s ability to write strong melodies that fit well in the indie pop genre.
Melodies are the strength of Little Dume and they do a good job of showcasing that with most of the songs on this EP. “As Always”, “That Could Be Me”, and “Kings and Saints” are all the strongest songs melodically and they all have addictive hooks that make them easy to sing along to. Frontman David Sandborg has a solid voice too making them that much better. “Halo” and “Waking Up” aren’t bad songs, they just don’t have the same resonance as the other three tracks.
The melodies are great, but they wouldn’t have legs to stand on without some outstanding production here. This is extremely well polished and easy to listen to. The mix, the master, and the overall production is excellent.
Little Dume puts out some nice music. Most of these songs had been released as single prior to this EP and it doesn’t matter – they’re still great to listen to. It’s not a groundbreaking set of music but it’s a solid release from a band that we’ll surely hear more from in the future.