Dexters have since uploaded the Recover video, unwilling to let anything slow down their momentum. After forming the band in 2011, Dexters put out a couple of tracks in the United Kingdom and quickly earned support slots at some of the best indie venues around. In a few short months, some of their songs snuck onto indie track-of-the-day picks. And they have continued to build a following from there.
Recover is the first major release from the Dexters.
The single, Recover, might not even be the best introductory track, but it does capture the feel good rock and roll that the boys from a rougher part of East London want to produce. Inspired by the lyrical prowess of Ray Davies and The Kinks, the band enjoys telling stories, especially those that include heartbreaks and hangovers.
The boys themselves were self-decribed delinquents who even stole a set of master keys from their school's caretaker, who also happened to be singer/songwriter Tom Rowlett's father. Chances are Rowlett's dad laughs about it now. He understands his son's draw to music, given that he too had once played in a blues band and frequently let his son follow him to the pubs.
The rest of the lineup are equally vibrant, including Chris Heggie (guitar), Ben Debo (lead guitar), Vincent Dignan (bass) and Chris Mardon (drums). And that alone might explain the allure of Dexters.
Recover is a straight up feel good rock song, with an upbeat twang and snare. The chorus is a crisply delivered gang chant, carried by the backup vocals as much as Rowlett. It's a breakup song.