It's amazing what you can achieve in a year.
Just 12 months ago Dog Is Dead were hardly known outside of their native Nottingham. Now the band have completed several nationwide tour, matching headline shows to some extremely high profile support slots. Throw in the casual matter of their debut album and you have a pretty life changing experience for the group.
2013 should be no different. Taking time off for the festivities, Dog Is Dead will hurl themselves back into rehearsals in the New Year before taking off on their largest headline tour to date. Containing some of the biggest shows of their career, tickets for the nationwide jaunt are on sale now.
Meanwhile, Dog Is Dead are set to toast Advent with a new single. Stripped from their debut album, 'Teenage Daughter' is a typically buoyant slice of indie songcraft with a chorus that could have milkmen across the land whistling it on their rounds. Handed over to a number of guest producers, the band have opened themselves up to new interpretations.
Such as this rendition from Raffertie. Twisting and turning the single into fresh shapes, what emerges is an old school (are we allowed to term electro house old school already?) stomper that points in a completely different direction than fans are maybe used to. Which is perhaps the point.
Here tis, let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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'Teenage Daughter' is set to be released on December 17th.