Review: The High Dials – In The A.M. Wilds (Independent)

The High DialsOver the course of the last decade, Montreal band The High Dials has been one of Canada’s finest purveyors of pop music. In The A.M. Wilds, the group’s first full-length release in the last five years, the band ventures into the club scene where founding member Trevor Anderson spent many late nights serving as a DJ. While The High Dials irresistible pop melodies remain in tact, their sound has been bolstered by Joy Division-influenced guitar work, beats and melodies, lending somewhat of a darker tinge to some of their songs, as heard on album opener “Echoes and Empty Rooms,” “Yestergraves” and “Impossible Things.”