Dog is Dead release their debut single ‘Glockenspiel Song’ on June 7th through their label Your Childhood Records. A glorious marriage of soaring harmonies and melodic pop with an extra helping of sax, ‘Glockenspiel Song’s infectious groove is guaranteed to get even the most taciturn of toes tapping.
Dog Is Dead have been enthralling audiences in their hometown of Nottingham and beyond with their eclectic sound, stage show camaraderie and their wizardry with that much overlooked and underrated instrument, the saxophone. Bassist and driving force behind the band Rob Milton describes their sound as “uplifting pop for jazz junkies and choir folk” – a sound that has earned Dog Is Dead accolades from audiences who witnessed their recent run of support slots for a host of acclaimed artists, including OK Go, Local Natives, Mumford and Sons, The Rumble Strips, Peggy Sue and Hot Club de Paris.
An unlikely collision of skate kids and thespians who first met at school, Dog Is Dead draw inspiration from musical theatre to musical heroes ranging from Paul Simon and Cap N Jazz to Mystery Jets and Fleet Foxes. Their unique brand of indie-hit pop music, inflected with jazz sax solos and math rock riffs, has earned Dog Is Dead a reputation as one of Nottingham’s most exciting new bands…all at the ripe old age of 18.
2009 has already seen main stage slots at Splendour festival (supporting Madness and playing to 12,000 people), Dot to Dot Festivals, a rapturously received support slot with OK Go, and a riotous headline show at London’s Old Blue Last. This year, Dog Is Dead return to Dot To Dot, and appearances at Sound City and a host of London shows have been confirmed. Their boundless energy, ever-growing musical prowess, and fistfuls of hook-laden pop tunes will thrill their already loyal fan base as well as recruit a new legion of admirers.
May Wed 5th Hoxton Bar & Kitchen – London – Fierce Panda Night
Sat 22nd Sound City – Liverpool @ Bumper
Thurs 27th Camden Barfly – London supporting Underground Heroes
Sat 29th Dot To Dot Festival – Bristol
Sun 30th Dot To Dot Festival – Nottingham
Mon 31st Dot To Dot Festival – Manchester
Mon 7th Single Launch @ Cow – Nottingham
Sat 14th Summer Sundae – Leicester
Dog is Dead are: Rob Milton (bass and vocals,) Joss Van Wilder (guitar, keys, vocals,) Lawrence Libor (drums, vocals,) Paul Roberts (guitar, vocals) and ‘Trev’ (saxophone,vocals).