Way Dynamic are incredibly excited to announce the release of their debut EP What's It All For Now today, available for streaming and download online, and also on limited edition rubine red cassette tape! You can stream and download the track HERE, or you can order your own copy of the EP on cassette HERE!
What’s It All For Now features five tracks written, recorded and produced over the space of just a few days by Dylan Young, the multi-instrumentalist behind the songwriting and musical composition of Way Dynamic - all in the lounge room of his home in Carlton, Victoria.
Hailing from Ballarat and now firmly rooted in the Melbourne Music scene, Way Dynamic are influenced by the classic and offbeat songwriting of yesteryear (Carol King, Brian Wilson respectively), and yet their sound is strangely refreshing and modern. Young’ssongwriting and composition combine oddball arrangements with lyrical poetism that is both introspective and engaging. In it’s current formation the Way Dynamic live band features members of Totally Mild, Tam Vantage, The Ocean Party, Great Outdoors, ESC and Emma Russack, and the group are unified by their love of music and of each other.
Dylan also answered a few questions about the making of What’s It All For Now here -
What are you listening to at the moment?
Right now, these and nothing else:
Gal Costa - Gal Costa
Murmur - REM
The Oddfellows’ Hall - The Ocean Party
Cactus Country - Cool Sounds
Did writing and recording the EP over two days have such impact over the feel of the songs? Can you hear the spontanaitety in any particular moments?
Yep. Knowing it needed to be finished the same day forced me to muster up some confidence on each of the instruments, and it worked so well, so most of what is on the EP is the first take. I do remember being able to let go and get pretty into be spontaneous.
There’s this bridge in ‘Losing Touch’ where each instrument is playing pseudo-randomly and culminates into a strange, syncopated, jagged thing - I don’t think it would have worked if it had been planned. The EP is certainly a bit rough around the edges but that is part of what charms me.
Tell me a bit more about the day you recorded the ep? how long did it take/where about did you do it/who was there etc.?
We had been recording an LP and putting a lot of care into it - quite often second-guessing decisions. And one morning I decided I wanted to put my creativity elsewhere for a moment, wrote 5 songs and recorded them that day. It took about 15 hours of being alone in this dead, tiny room. And I loved it.
The music video for losing touch is filmed at the Tote - do you have any favourite gigs you’ve seen there?
By far, it was The Ocean Party in the upstairs band room. I just have a heap of admiration for each of them. And that room seems so right.