10 for 2013: #3 – Dog is Dead

By on Wednesday, 12th December 2012 at 11:00 am

We’ve been banging on quite a bit about the band from Nottingham at the #3 position on the TGTF readers’ 10 for 2013 poll. John recalls the first time he stumbled onto them…literally…

When I first stumbled across Dog is Dead, I did, quite literally stumble across them, tripping over a gaggle of sat down spectators who were about to watch the Nottingham band who were then preparing to perform an acoustic set at the Relentless outdoor stage at The Great Escape 2011. My first thoughts on hearing them were as follows: Instantly forgettable, like a Bombay Bicycle Club without the oomph of Jack Steadman and lacking in the trippy, goofy, nerdish beats. Their live show had merit: they came across as a band who were really passionate about the music they were playing.

Robert Milton fronts the bands and provides exquisite vocals and some guitar parts, Rob White plays guitar and Joss Van Wilder mans the keyboards, Daniel Harvey taps the percussion and Lawrence Cole is their multi-instrumental bassist. They managed to go through the motions in the right way, they gigged hard, and they played the small stages at festivals like Glastonbury and Dot to Dot and have even supported those kings of the bizarre videos, OK Go.

The band though have really hammered down their sound over the last 2 years, powering onto the kind of melancholy indie pop eaten up by music lovers around the UK. Their newest single ‘Teenage Daughter’ is a testament to the distance this band has come since their humble beginnings in the Midlands. The songwriting and brilliant video that the band produced for the single really epitomise everything this band can be.

Their re-release of fan favourite ‘Glockenspiel Song’ shows as well that the boys while they reach the heady heights of those Radio 1 playlists, brushing shoulders with the Grimmys, the Zane Lowes, etc., they haven’t forgotten their loyal and fantastic fan base who have propelled them to the heady heights of the new musical scene.

The band have released debut album ‘All Our Favourite Stories’ now and will for sure be an important band over 2013. They quite rightly sit in our 10 for 2013 poll quite highly and with some Radio 1 A-list time, we shouldn’t be surprised to see these guys taking a starring role over the 2013 festival season.

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5:36 pm
12th December 2012

RT @tgtf: earlier @tgtf: 10 for 2013: #3 – Dog is Dead @Dog_Is_Dead: http://t.co/YmbMFpwG

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