Deco – ‘Real Life’ review: Deco deliver the sound of summer 2020 with outstanding debut EP

Deco – Real Life (Press Photo)

For fans of: Blossoms,The Magic Gang, Sea Girls, Fever.

Rating: ***** (5 stars)

Summary: A whirlpool of magnificence

Deco are a duo consisting of Max Kendall (vocals) and John Dell (guitar) who are pushing the boundaries between 80s synth pop and contemporary and their magnificent debut EP is no different. 

The EP feels like whilst it’s taking its own path creatively and swirling around at its on pace it stays completely on track and makes for a consistent gold mine of bold, bright and brilliant songs. The Four Tracks take you on a journey whilst being reminiscent of long summer days at a festival churning up those happy memories as it plays out. 

‘I don’t wanna go out’ is the first of four tracks on ‘Real life’ and it offers an infectious melody that instantly draws you in. The kind of melody that would get everyone up and dancing and it’s a marvellous way of opening such a bright EP. 

Whilst all the tracks stand out on their own for a plethora of different reasons perhaps the title track ‘Real life’ has never been so relevant. It transports the listener to beach parties and barbecues which in the current climate hasn’t been possible so it really brings a sense of hope and belonging as well as the realisation that real life contact is something that should never be taken for granted. 

What is so brilliant about this EP is just how immaculate it is. Sometimes EP’s can sound undone and messy; used purely to promote a single but this really feels like a whole body of complete work where you can really hear the determination and love for music shine through. 

Sometimes I wonder why I started this blog and then I remember its to bring people bands such as Deco who have brought a much needed sense of light to the world and I for one can only hope to hear the new tracks sometime soon.


  1. I just listened to the EP and its really good! Ill deffinatley be adding I dont wanna go out into my spotify 2020 playlist. Your blogs great btw !!! you should check out Lucia and the best boys they are a band from Glasgow Scotland very similar vibes but with more of a Joan Jett edge.

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      1. No worries its always good to find new music. Ill have to turn on notifications to make sure I get more recomendations.

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