Otherwise known as Do You Know, DYK formed in 2015 and have spent the last year or so tirelessly honing their craft with the result being their debut album World Without Face.
The collection addresses issues which many other bands and artists have tended to avoid, most notably the reality that lives are made worse not only by an individuals’ own actions but also those of others. It’s a reminder that we are the creators of life and our lives and we need to live them as positively as possible, not just in the here and now, but in the future too.
Vocalist The Ghost has a tone reminiscent of Velvet Revolver’s Scott Weiland which rock fans will love, while the sound the band produce as a whole has flashes of Peter Gabriel and Depeche Mode within it – DYK are most certainly a band not afraid to mix things up.
Lead single “All Criminals” is by far the strongest of the seven tracks, which some might find a little concerning, but that’s not to say the other six aren’t of good quality, because they are.
The album as a whole, though particularly tracks three and four – “Driving And Crashing” and “The Procrastinator” – exude the energy and passion on which the band thrive, and each song holds a little something to make a listener sit up and give it their attention.
Quite whether the album will earn DYK a huge following somewhat remains to be seen, but nevertheless, they’ve created an album they can be proud of and that stands testament to the eclectic style and sound they work with so well.