Following on from the band's sellout first London headline show in June, Rockfeedback Concerts and DHP co-present a single launch for DOG IS DEAD at Hoxton Square B&K on Nov 28th
DOG IS DEAD
Formed from the meeting of five lively minds in Nottingham in 2008 Dog Is Dead have set about establishing themselves in the style of their music and personalities, with the minimum of fuss but the maximum of drive, determination and individuality. With band members drawing influence from a wide range of music, their canon to date veers from African Hi-Life rhythms to complexities drawn from the non goblins and pixies end of prog, the sharp choruses of 80’s power pop and the twists and turns of intelligent alternative music. They are truly a band without a box and all the better for it.
Things really began for Dog Is Dead with the self-release of their debut single, and the opening shot in a trilogy ‘Glockenspiel Song’ in June of 2010. Captivating their home town of Nottingham almost immediately, the sold out shows in that area led to supports with a host of artists like Mumford and Sons and Darwin Deez. Second single ‘Young’ began an A & R scramble currently reaching its apogee and spread that Nottingham story across the UK, venues playing host to ever increasing numbers of the curious as ‘Young’ scored a Radio 1 In New Music We Trust Playlist, 6 Music Rebel Playlist victory and a Radio 5 single of the week. Their debut album will be released in early 2012, with the first single to be taken from it out at the beginning of November this year.
‘I defy you not to like this band’Huw Stephens (Radio One)
‘Homerton Baby’ is the third single taken from Life in Monochrome. The critically acclaimed solo work from Kai Fish, (whom you may also know as the long-time bassist of the Mystery Jets). Kai’s versatility shown across the album is unsurprising; aside from his ongoing success with the Jets he has also recently penned tunes for the likes of Mark Ronson and The Count & Sinden. While the songs on Life In Monochrome communicate with some of the Jets signature traits of expertly crafted melody and a quirky playfulness, they are also of a distinctively personal and introspective nature, drawing influence from a wide lineage of great British songwriters, from the likes of Ray Davies to Damon Albarn.
The album is rich in its soundscapes, sweeping and cinematic pop with ‘Homerton Baby’ having a rock sensibility in its heart. Unlike the 2 singles before it ‘Cobalt Cheeks’ and ‘My Anima’ both of which were delicate in their musings, ‘Homerton Baby’, is a slice of mischief and merriment that comes with a punchy guitar and an unbelievably infectious piano riff to instantly hook you in.
‘an impressively soul-baring debut’NME
Rae Morris is an 19 year old singer-songwriter from Blackpool. Learning piano at an early age and forever underestimating her ability, Rae recently found a voice she didn’t know she had. Make your own comparisons, but be sure to notice a girl of maturity beyond her years. Cleverly matching her inimitable voice to songs of new experiences, those defining challenges like love and not always being able to have the answers, Rae is the epitome of raw and claims nothing else"
Tickets for this show are priced at £7 and go on sale at 9am on Friday 14th October from the following link: WeGotTickets