The Dials

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The Dials
Origin Brighton, England
Genres Psychedelia
Years active 2002–present
Labels Gear Discs
Website Official website
Members Dermot Watson
Andy Taylor
Joe Allenby-Byrne
Rich Parrish
Past members Martin Johnson
Steve Hanshaw
Andrew Pidgeon
Bob Cooper
Andy Davies
Gordon Russell

The Dials are a British band formed in 2002 in Brighton, England. Their music is a mixture of psychedelia, country and rock. The Dials released their debut self-titled album in 2007, which Americana UK describes as "A sprawling stylistically diverse work that is almost flawlessly executed... An excellent debut."[1] Their second album, The Companions of The Rosy Hours, was released in June 2009 to critical acclaim. Shindig! magazine said "A band that never throw themselves wildly on a great idea, but instead nurture and raise it in absolute perfection... The Dials have made one of the most promising LPs in ages"[2]

Their third album was released in October 2013 preceded by a single, "Rose Marie".

Andy Davies was previously a member of The Jennifers, members of which went on to form Supergrass and Gordon Russell spent six years as guitarist in Dr. Feelgood.


  • The Coracle (EP) (February 2007)
  • The Dials (album) (March 2007)
  • "Where Did Our Love Go" (single) (June 2007)
  • "Watch Her Walk Away" (single) (May 2009)
  • Companions Of The Rosy Hours (album) (June 2009)
  • "Good Morning Mr Magpie" (single) (September 2009)
  • "Rose Marie" (single) (September 2013)
  • The End Of The Pier (album) (October 2013)
  • "Mondo Space" (single) (March 2014)


  1. ^ [1] Archived November 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Psychedelia, Garage, Beat, Powerpop, Soul, Folk". Shindig! Magazine. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 

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