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Live Gig Video: Dog is Dead perform ‘Do the Right Thing’ for the Mahogany Sessions

By on Friday, 19th April 2013 at 4:00 pm

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a Mahogany Session live gig video. This Friday afternoon we have for you Nottingham’s Dog is Dead being their usual charming selves, performing ‘Do the Right Thing’…in a garden? Watch it below.



(10 for 2013!) Quickfire Questions #40: Dog is Dead

By on Wednesday, 19th December 2012 at 1:00 pm

Lawrence ‘Trev’ Cole, Daniel Harvey and Rob ‘Paul Roberts’ White of Dog is Dead – who came in at #3 on this year’s 10 for 2013 poll – kindly answered our Quickfire Questions and gave us some surprising answers. Maybe there are more behind those alpacas than we originally thought…

What song is your earliest musical memory?
Trev: Listening to my Mum’s ‘Shades of Soul’ CD in the car when I was 5. Aretha Franklin, Otis Reading, Sam and Dave, etc.

What was your favourite song as a child?
Trev: I was big into ‘Break Stuff’ by Limp Bizkit for a short time.

What song makes you laugh?
Paul: Anything by Flight of The Conchords.

What song makes you cry?
Trev: Ennio Morricone – ‘C’era una Volta’.

What song reminds you of the first time you fell in love? (It’s up to you if you want this to be sweet, naughty, etc.)
Trev: Jimi Hendrix – ‘Little Wing’.

What song makes you think of being upset / angry? (Example: maybe you heard it when you were angry with someone and it’s still with you, and/or something that calms you down when you’re upset, etc.)
All: Gangnam Style.

Which song (any song written in the last century) do you wish you’d written yourself?
Harvey: Simon and Garfunkel – ‘Sound of Silence’.

Who is your favourite writer? (This can be a songwriter or ANY kind of writer.)
Trev: Martin McDonagh.

If you hadn’t become a singer/musician/songwriter/etc., what job do you think you’d be doing right now?
Trev: Spanish translator for Playboy Magazine. [Trev speaks Spanish, as he grew up in Chile.]

If God said you were allowed to bring only one album with you to Heaven, which would it be and why? (Sorry, but double albums do not count.)
Paul: It would have to be ‘Neon Bible’ by Arcade Fire, or ‘Becoming a Jackal’ by Villagers.

Many thanks to Trev, Harvey and Paul for helping us out and Harriet for sorting this q&a for us.


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.


Live Gig Video: Dog is Dead play ‘Teenage Daughter’ at London Scala

By on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 at 4:00 pm

Dog is Dead played at London Scala earlier this month, and here’s video from the show of their current single ‘Teenage Daughter’. Watch it below.

A couple of days ago, the band announced their biggest headline tour of the UK yet, set for next February and March; get your tickets now.



Dog is Dead / February and March 2013 UK Tour

By on Monday, 19th November 2012 at 9:30 am

Dog is Dead will be heading out on their biggest UK tour ever next February and March. Tickets are on sale now.

Friday 22nd February 2013 – Oxford Academy 2
Saturday 23rd February 2013 – Gloucester Guildhall
Sunday 24th February 2013 – Cardiff Globe
Monday 25th February 2013 – Norwich Arts Centre
Wednesday 27th February 2013 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 28th February 2013 – Preston 53 Degrees
Friday 1st March 2013 – Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 2nd March 2013 – Hull Fruit
Sunday 3rd March 2013 – Sheffield Queens Social
Wednesday 6th March 2013 – London Koko
Thursday 7th March 2013 – Manchester Sound Control
Friday 8th March 2013 – Stoke Sugarmill


Video of the Moment #1024: Dog is Dead

By on Thursday, 1st November 2012 at 6:00 pm

Singer Rob of Dog is Dead describes their new single ‘Teenage Daughter’ (off their new album ‘All Our Favourite Stories’) like this:

‘Teenage Daughter’ is a song I wrote about a conversation I had at the end of a party. I was talking to a girl who thought she may be pregnant just after she’d split from her boyfriend to go travelling around the world. It’s how I imagined life would be the next time I saw her if she had the baby. It’s about biting your lip and taking life head-on.

However, I have a completely different take on the video. As a Oriental girl myself, it resonated with me and with some sadness. The only joy this Korean girl seems to have is when she’s in her own little world that’s created by the music on her headphones; even her boss views her with a look of disdain, possibly thinking “what a waste”. At the end of the day, she finds solace in a giant ‘man’ she’s made out of golf balls. She’s missing things in her life that others take for granted. When you are a woman daring to defy your parents and the standard rules of convention – such as working in the men’s world of golf – you’ve traded one freedom for another. Or have we as a society defined the word ‘freedom’ too strictly? Watch the video below.



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