Dublin, Ireland – Indie rockers Dakota 66 have released their debut album, If Not Now, When, a self-reflective work that details their experiences over the last ten years of their career. Touching on themes of love, loss, ego, joy, friendship, and youth, the album gives listeners a glimpse into the various identities the band has claimed throughout time. If Not Now, When premiered on The Big Takeover prior to its official release and is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.
From start to finish, the album takes on various personas through its wide range of sonic elements that give listeners something new with each track. From “Bubble,” a song true to its name, as it celebrates the memories of tender, delightful moments and the radiance of human connection, to “Shine,” a bold cinematic masterpiece that embodies the joy and fulfillment of being alive, every song adopts a fresh angle on the experience of growth and being human in the lives we lead. While each track stands out in its own way, If Not Now, When remains true to Dakota 66’s overall sound as artists and songwriters. With every unique combination of pure, affective vocals, expressive percussion, and masterful guitar riffs, the album is an authentic showcase of the band’s observations made in life. Listeners are guaranteed a well-rounded emotional experience, as these four creatives bare their souls through a mixture of emotive lyrics and intense production.
Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Dakota 66 is composed of J Gallagher (vocals), Brian Grace (guitar), Brian Curran (bass), and Thomas Leonard (drums). They have had a remarkable decade-long run thus far, drawing influence from bands such as The National, R.E.M., Radiohead, and songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Sam Fender. The four-piece act has created a sound that is uniquely their own and is bound to draw fans into their rollercoaster of reflection and interesting stories. “We always wanted to create music that connected with people,” they share. “You feel something more than melody or rhythm, you can see into the soul of the music and band.” After many years of hard work, perfecting their craft, and carving out the right direction, these indie rockers are ready to share their art with the world. They work to redefine the connection between artist and fan through the raw retelling of their personal experiences.
If Not Now, When truly says it all, with each song laying claim to a different moment in life. Epic, dynamic, and thematic, this project is the bridge that connects fans to the artist in a manner that is both intimate and real. To keep up with their musical journey moving forward, follow Dakota 66’s journey on their Instagram (@Dakota66_Band) to stay up to date on future projects.