LIVE REVIEW: Dog Is Dead, Plug (Sheffield), 12.03.2012

Dog Is Dead first came to The Kaje‘s attention at Summer Sundae 2010 when they played a blinding set and even found time to have a quick chat under the shelter of a solitary umbrella. Since then the boys have spent their time on the road, honing their craft and building their fanbase. If the crowd at Sheffield’s Plug is a tell-tale sign of their success, there is no denying that these boys may finally be ready to seal the deal of success.

Showcasing material old and new it is evident that the boys have not lost any of their on stage appeal, with an undeniably relaxed presence, they have everyone eating out the palm of their hands as they work their way through new single “Two Devils” and old favourites “Young” and “River Jordan”.

As they tease with tasters from their long-awaited debut album, it becomes evident that they have perfected their craft. While nothing compares to fan favourite “Glockenspiel Song”, they are more than capable of crafting classy, simplistic, singalong pop.

Dog Is Dead have spent a long time working the circuit and have picked up all the essential skills along the way, now we just wait for the explosion.

Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Jeremy Williams

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The September issue contains:

Stornoway “A living, breathing Mark Twain novel.”
Levi Miller “I thought it was great to be famous enough to have your picture on a pencil case.”
Eliza Doolittle “I have something to work towards rather than something to live up to.”

Tye Matthew Harris “I believe a point comes when you have to change things in your life.”
Dog Is Dead “We’d like people to think of us as a choir and an orchestra making pop music.”
Chris Anthony “It is much better to be inspired than to think up new ideas if that makes sense.”
Example “I just want people to take my music for what it is.”
The Milk “We just play really well with each other.”
Motion City Soundtrack “We are like family. We have learned to live around each other.”

Freemasons “It is only a matter of time before albums are released as apps…”
Tara Mathew “I just feel transformed to a different world when I perform.”
K. Anderson “As a teenager all I listened to was music by lesbian.”

Win! Win!

Forgotten Gems:

Album: Shelby Lynne “I am Shelby Lynne”
Book: Jim Thompson The Killer Inside Me”
Film: Rebecca

Designer of the Month: Robot Alien Clothing

Reviews:
Albums: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”, Capac “Pastels EP”, Fyfe Dangerfield “Fly Yellow Moon”, She Makes War “Disarm”, Aaron Wright and The Aprils “Behold A Pale Horse”
Singles of The Month: The Like “Wishing He Was Dead”. Dog is Dead “Young”
Live Music: V Festival, Kendal Calling , Summer Sundae, One Night Only, Wildbird & Peacedrums
Theatre: Corrie!, Sound Of Music, Joseph
Film: Robin Hood, Kick-Ass
Books: Matthew Yorke “Pictures of Lily”, JockyBoy26 “The Big Book of Gaydar (Uncut!)”

VIDEO: Dog Is Dead “Young”

I have to admit a few weeks back I had never heard of Dog Is Dead. The bizarrely named Nottingham quintet have described their own sound as “an original blend of harmonious, indie-pop in the disco, with a cheeky jazz hint”.  All aspects of the statement are profoundly true  – though I would err to the harmonies as the key attraction. “Young” is the latest single and builds on the already beautiful “Glockenspiel Song” – which I blogged about when I first heard it a couple of weeks back. Be sure to check out our September issue and see what happens when the five lads met The Kaje in a downpour of rain.

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