Released earlier this year through Sub Pop Records, Too True, the latest album from Dum Dum Girls was co-produced by Richard Gottherer, who is best known for his work with Blondie. the Go-Go’s and Richard Hell and the Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner – and the album represents a truly decided change in sonic direction for the band. The lo-fi, heavily 60s girl pop-influenced sound has been bolstered by a finely polished studio sheen, and it manages to evoke a seductive, almost goth-like quality familiar to those who grew up loving and listening to 80s New Wave. The album’s latest single, “Under These Hands” is a slow-burning ballad, which continues the album’s overall sound – jangling and shimmering guitars gently washed with reverb to create a moody haziness, a sinuous, seductive bass line, and much more succinct verse-chorus-bridge song structures, completed with darkly allusive lyrics; however, on “Under These Hands," there’s an urgent, plaintive need that feels irresistible.
UK-based clothier All Saints recently invited Dum Dum Girls to record a live version of "Under These Hands,” for their London Sessions, shot in a moody yet seductive black and white at the Dalston bar Shacklewell Arms. it evokes the sense of catching the band in a small and very intimate little bar, where you can feel the very passion that inspired the songs.