Review of Dog Is Dead – Hands Down
Skins-featuring Nottingham upstarts Dog Is Dead are slowly building that kind of momentum that has the potential to cause some real waves that extend beyond being the darlings of the blogosphere.
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We’re talking of the prospect of bothering the Radio One-dominated world of commercial music here, with latest single ‘Hands Down’ perhaps epitomising this promise. With a package containing pleasing melodies and a rousing chorus, this number isn’t far off fulfilling the quota of qualities needed to be deemed as some sort of “hit”. Though the lyrics are at times suspect (“You want to live your life as a hummingbird”, anyone?) and the ending is rather abrupt, the successful fusion of riff-driven indie rock and Mumford-esque refrains creates something that can’t quite be ignored. You may feel a sense of bemusement from their canicide (Google it) referencing moniker, but Dog Is Dead are offering a glimpse of who next the esteemed title of “next big things” may soon be bestowed upon.
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