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Dikembe stream cover of Superdrag’s “Sucked Out”

Gainesville’s Dikembe have announced that they will be recording and releasing a series of cover songs over the course of 2017.  They have kicked things off this month with a cover of Superdrag’s “Sucked Out.”

You can check it out below.

Dikembe last released Hail Something on July 7th, 2016.



Dikembe streaming new song “Fix”

Gainesville’s Dikembe are streaming a new song called “Fix” off their upcoming album Hail Something.

You can give it a listen below.

Dikembe will release their new album on on July 12th.



Dikembe detail upcoming album “Hail Something,” stream 2 new songs

Gainesville’s Dikembe have revealed all the details on their upcoming album Hail Something, which is set to release on July 12th. Additionally, they’ve made 2 songs from the LP – “Awful Machine” and “All Wrong” – available to stream.

You can give those tracks a listen and check out the album’s cover art and tracklist below. Vinyl pre-orders are available on the band’s webstore, and digital copies will be available for the price of your choosing on their Bandcamp page.

Hail Something will be Dikembe’s first full-length album in 2 years, serving as a follow-up to 2014’s Mediumship.



Dikembe stream “Just Explode”

Gainesville emo-punks Dikembe are streaming a new song called “Just Explode” over at the FEST website, and you can find it right here.  Dikembe will be playing this year’s FEST in October.

The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming release, Hail Something, which is due out in July.  The band is “going back to their DIY roots” and releasing the album themselves.  The band’s last release was a live album that raised funds for an organization called Punk Talks, which provides support and mental health services for touring musicians and industry personnel in need.



Dikembe release live album “Live At Loosey’s”, proceeds aid Punk Talks

Gainesville emo-punkers Dikembe have released a brand new live recording of a set they did at Loosey’s on August 4th, 2015.

The album is available a pay-what-you-want download with all proceeds going to an organization called Punk Talks, which provides support and mental health services for touring musicians and industry personnel in need.

Check the release out below, and while you are at it, consider tossing in a few bucks for this great cause.

Dikembe’s latest release was a seven-inch titled Ledge, which came out last June.



Dikembe finish demoing new album “Hail Something”, stream teaser of new song “Shelf”

Gainseville, Florida emo-punkers Dikembe have been working on a new album they’ve dubbed “Hail Something”, and according to a recent FB post they’ve just finished demoing it. They’ve even released a small teaser for a new song called “Shelf” which you can stream below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details surface.

Dikembe last released a seven-inch titled “Ledge” last June.



Dikembe release music video for “Surfed in the Loft”

Gainseville, FL’s Dikembe have released the music video for their song “Surfed in the Loft.”

You can watch it below.

Dikembe released of the new seven-inch “Ledge” on June 2nd.



Dikembe streaming new EP “Ledge”

Gainseville, FL’s Dikembe are streaming their new EP Ledge in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Dikembe sees the release of the new seven-inch “Ledge” on June 2nd.



Dikembe announces summer tour with Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)

Gainseville, FL’s Dikembe is going on tour this summer with Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) and The Appleseed Cast & Annabel.

The tour begins in Atlanta on June 27th, and continues through the Midwest, East Coast, and Canada until mid-August.

Have a look at all the tour dates and locations below.

Dikembe sees the release of the new seven-inch “Ledge” in two weeks (June 2nd) through Tiny Engines.



Dikembe streaming new song “Surfed In The Loft”

Gainesville, FL’s Dikembe has released a stream of a new song entitled “Surfed In The Loft”. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming 7-inch EP, “Ledge”, and you can listen to it below.

Dikembe will release “Ledge” on June 2, 2015 via Tiny Engines. It will be the follow up to the band’s sophomore LP, “Mediumship”, which was released last August, also through Tiny Engines.



Dikembe stream new song “Teeth in the Sink”

Gainesville, FL’s Dikembe have released a stream of a new song titled “Teeth in the Sink.” The song will appear on the band’s upcoming 7-inch EP, Ledge, and you can listen to it below.

Dikembe will release Ledge on June 2, 2015, via Tiny Engines. It will be the follow up to the band’s sophomore LP, Mediumship, which was released on August 5, 2014, also through Tiny Engines.



Dikembe announce new EP, release teaser video

Gainesville, FL’s Dikembe have announced that they will be self-releasing a new 7″ EP this summer called Ledge.

To get you ready for what’s to come, the band has released a teaser video that you can see below.

Dikembe last released Mediumship on August 5th, 2014 through Tiny Engines



Album Review: Dikembe – “Mediumship”

Broad Shoulders was the record where Dikembe showed their indie-emo chops. It felt versatile and flexible in terms of rock music, able to swim in and out so many genres but still sticking true to their Gainesville roots. Pretty much anything Dikembe do, even side-project Donor, comes off with a lot of musical intelligence and with several dimensions to it. That’s where Mediumship falls flat though. It comes off singular-minded and sticking to a minimal watered-down sound that gets too repetitive.

They lost the mid-tempo aspects of their sound and trimmed it down to more threadbare, wispy melodies. It’s much more spacey and melodic than first assumed which isn’t even the problem. The flaw lies in too many of the songs adopting the same approach. They feel half-finished. “Even Bother” and “Hood Rat Messiah” are two of the stronger tracks on the record although they exhibit the above complaint in spades. Sure, a few of these won’t be an issue but the majority of the album adopts this stance. It feels like Brand New demos and Manchester Orchestra B-sides.

Dikembe didn’t mix things up and I’m shocked as to why. This feels like a play-safe album with few tracks breaking the mold. “Las Vegas Weather” tries to weave in slightly heavier sprawls into the mix but at day’s end, there’s just too much contemplative shoegaze to stomach. Some of the verse structures do wander into better territory a bit with nods to All Get Out and It Looks Sad coming to mind but ultimately, the haunting, twisted guitars feel like too much of a chore on the subconscious as opposed to organically soothing indie.

They flex their less noisy muscles and do throw little temper tantrums here and there on the album which ideally could have worked if done much, much more. But still, you can’t shake the feeling of wasted potential. Is it a bad record? No way. Is it good? Well, yeah but not all that impressive, given the high standard Dikembe’s usually associated with. It does feel free-flowing in its passion and raw emotion a lot but still, you need to come better strategically and stir the pot a bit. In other words, don’t go back to the drawing board — just go back to the basics of Broad Shoulder and Chicago Bowls. The three-chord start-stop of “Donuts in a Six Speed” is a prime example why. It’s one of the brightest spots on Mediumship that begged for more music to be fleshed out in a similar vein.

3/5 Stars – Stream the entire album below.



Full Album Stream: Dikembe – “Mediumship”

Gainesville, FL’s Dikembe are streaming their upcoming album Mediumship in its entirety. You can give it a listen right over here.

Mediumship is set to be released August 5th through Tiny Engines. The album serves as a follow-up to Dikembe’s debut full-length Broad Shoulders, which came out back in 2012.



Dikembe stream new song “Snakes In My Path”

Gainesville, FL’s Dikembe are streaming a new song entitled “Snakes In My Path,” taken from their upcoming album Mediumship. You can give the track a listen and find details on the band’s US summer tour below.

Mediumship is set to be released sometime this August through Tiny Engines. The album serves as a follow-up to Dikembe’s debut full-length Broad Shoulders, which came out back in 2012.