Dog Is Dead - ‘All Our Favourite Stories’ - Album Review
Waking up to the sound of Dog Is Dead’s new album ‘All Our Favourite Stories’ always helps me to get out of bed in the morning. Since buying the album from the signing event at Fopp in Nottingham it has been the only thing playing in my house - I have got my whole family listening to them! Their new ‘indie-pop’ sound is an original and refreshing cross of Mumford and Sons and Noah and The Whale.
They appeared on an episode of Skins, after the scriptwriter saw them live at Glastonbury, with a personal favourite, ‘Glockenspiel Song’ – the musical and lyrical flow never fails to put me in a good mood, definitely worth a listen. The glockenspiel is accompanied by several guitars, a keyboard, and great percussion, along with the cheeky 80s jazz saxophone and it is this that gives most of the tracks a lighter, edgy feel and distinctive sound. They are musicians with a great ability to harmonise with both their voices and range of instruments. Keep a look out for them and get listening; these guys are getting noticed.
Dog Is Dead – Gig Review
Back in their hometown of Nottingham, Dog Is Dead certainly had high expectations from their fans at the Boat Club, and they definitely didn’t disappoint. Rob on guitar and lead vocals, Trev on bass, sax and vocals, Joss on keyboard, vocals and glockenspiel, Paul on vocals and guitar and Harv on drums, got the crowd bouncing with their opening track ‘Get Low’. The whole venue was buzzing with excitement and energy and by the time they reach ‘Two Devils’ the venue was in full swing. Even on the less well known songs, the crowd were singing and dancing along. ‘Glockenspiel Song’ was, of course, huge and the band weren’t even needed as the crowd took over and sang it for them.
At the end the crowd were banging on the stage door and shouting for more but the Dog was certainly tired if not dead after giving everything to the locals. To their credit they came back out to meet the fans and sign everything from set lists to shoes. Dog is dead are a band to watch out for. Young, exciting, fun and talented.