Dorp – London Out There single review

3 stars (out of 5)

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Dorp - London Out ThereDespite only settling in London a few years ago, South African band Dorp have already started to make a name for themselves. “London Out There” is the group’s second single from new album “Humans Being”, and certainly has something unique about it.

There’s no hanging around with this song, straight from the whistle the fast-pace melody sets the tone and fuses fittingly with frontman Piet Bez’s dominating voice. It’s punchy with attitude, and occasional lashings of eletronica create an eerie feel as the song progresses.

If there is a negative, it’s that the chorus is slightly weak, but the rest of the music more than makes up for it. DORP are certainly different; they aren’t just another manufactured band. “London Out There” is the sort of sound that would be great at a live venue, it’s somewhere between a mix of techno-dance and funky rock.

The lyrics seem to hint at the band’s frustrations at being an underground act in a very vibrant city: “I know you’re living underground, you’re making a fuss but there’s no-one around. You come up for air; it’s still London out there.”

Despite the promising opening of the song, the track does fade slightly towards the end; it just needs something extra special to make it a top track for me.

The single also come with a remix version, which is well worth a listen. It’s a slower version but with more electronic waves. Album track “Extreme” also features on the disc, and this is another decent effort which should encourage fans to purchase the album.

All in all I quite like “London Out There”; you should certainly get out there and give it a listen.