(Great Escape 2011!) Live Review: Dog is Dead at Jubilee Square (Relentless street gig) – 13th May 2011

By on Thursday, 26th May 2011 at 12:00 pm

Nottingham five-piece Dog is Dead were only told an hour and a half hours before the gig that they would be playing at the Relentless stage in Jubilee Square. Their sound was one that was perfectly suited to the outdoor setting: the beautiful folk-inspired melodies drifted brilliantly over Jubilee Square as the sunshine grew brighter around us. Their harmonies really gave some added oomph to their occasionally flat sound, but tune ‘I Get Used to It’ redeemed the band.

The band joked about marketing Relentless since they were on the stage; however, their occasional banter didn’t distract from a good little surprise set by a band who could easily with a few more catchy tunes really take off. This 15-minute set highlighted lead singer Joss Van Wilder’s strength when constructing catchy indie pop tunes. Their tunes have already attracted some real interest from Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq, so who knows – we could be hearing a lot more of these boys very soon.

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