It’s safe to say that for indie-rock trio Doe, the last 12 months has seen a dramatic shift in their...
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It’s safe to say that for indie-rock trio Doe, the last 12 months has seen a dramatic shift in their evolution as a band. Since their critically acclaimed debut album, Some Things Last Longer than You that ABC News voted 6th in their 50 Best Albums of 2016 list, the London based outfit have played sold out shows on both sides of the Atlantic, wowed SXSW audiences and toured with the likes of LVL UP, Jeff Rosenstock and Honeyblood. They recently celebrated their fifth year together with a sold out headline show at London’s Paper Dress Vintage. Not content with stopping there, Doe have now signed to renowned indie labels Big Scary Monsters and Topshelf Records to release their sophomore record – Grow into It, produced by Matthew Johnson (Hookworms, Suburban Home Studio). Embracing the theme that age is a challenging force, but ultimately positive: sonically the band have written something light and catchy that reinforces their pop sensibilities but ambitiously builds on the lyrical word-play, intertwining guitars and off kilter time signatures of their debut. Drawing on a much wider range of influences than the last record, from The Breeders, Sleater-Kinney, Helium, Plumtree, Superchunk, Autoclave, Weezer, Pixies, Breeders, Pavement through to The Cars, the band have been more playful in their compositions; still referencing their 90’s influenced roots but reaching wider to create something unmistakably classic sounding but irresistibly modern. Ever the impressive live act, so much so that NPR once said ‘Doe makes snide exasperation sound like a party".
Tracklisting 1. My Friends 2. Labour like I Do 3. One at a Time 4. Team Spirit 5. But It All Looks the Same 6. Heated 7. Motivates Me 8. Even Fiction 9. Cathy 10. Here in the Dirt