THE DUDLEY CORPORATION
Everyone Does Everything Wrong is the fourth album by The Dudley Corporation. The Corpo are known for their stop-start rock tunes interspersed with slow, ruminative songs, but this album marks something of a departure. It’s a 13-track rock blowout, sprawling with crunchy guitars, multi-track vocals, and double bass drum pummelling, all delivered in neat 3-minute packages. Everyone Does Everything Wrong is their first full-length album in 5 years. It’s not that they’ve been slacking off though, unless you call 6 children and a PhD slacking off.
Recorded with Jimmy Eadie (Jape, Si Schroeder) in Asylum Studios in Dublin, mixed by Rob Bochnik (The Frames, Swell Season) in Chicago, and mastered by Stephen Quinn (pretty much any decent Irish release from the last 3 years), it features artwork by the Dublin-Malmö duo M&E.
The Corpo’s first two LPs, The Lonely World of The Dudley Corporation and In Love With The Dudley Corporation came out in quick succession amidst a frenetic live schedule in the early 2000s. Album number 3, Year of the Husband (2008) slowed the pace a little. Work on Everyone Does Everything Wrong began after drummer Joss Moorkens returned from Japan having played in a grindcore band, with the intention of making a Corpo rock album. Luckily, guitarist Dudley Colley and bass player Mark Jordan were of a similar mind, so larger amps and distortion pedals were acquired and work began in earnest.
Over the last few years band members have played with – and contributed to releases by – Mumblin’ Deaf Ro, Si Schroeder, Large Mound and Barry McCormack.
They have perfected the whole stop/start, quiet/loud thing
It’s time to fall in love with The Dudleys all over again
The Irish Times
Pull off the heart-tugging-on-sleeve indie rock thing with aplomb
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