Blessed with an energetic live show and no small supply of infectious pop hooks, Dog Is Dead charmed their way into a deal with Atlantic Records.
Debut album 'All Our Favourite Stories' soon followed, with the release finding a dogged, devoted cult audience.
Since then, the band have shifted their name and begun work on blistering new material. So, without further ado, please welcome D.I.D.
New track 'Hotel' is a blues driven return, with the band stamping their identity throughout. There's a curiously awkward, English feel to the songwriting - recalling alt-J or even Ray Davies' wistful melancholia.
"'Hotel' is essentially a rhythm and blues track. What started off as a Lightnin' Hopkins, Elmore James-esque ditty fell victim to my obsession with experimenting with sounds and trying to make my guitar sound nothing like a guitar. At times modern music can be so uninspiring so I wanted write the sort of song that would've made me pick up the guitar in the first place when I was twelve years old. What we ended up with was a complete Frankenstein of 70s Rock, soul and blues, something heavy enough to bang your head to but melodically soulful and harmony laden."
Listen to it now.
Dog Is Dead have confirmed the following shows:
1 Nottingham Bodega
3 London Courtyard
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