Dose – Furniture / Opaque (Vinyl 7” – A Turntable Friend Records)
Genre/Influences: Guitar-wave, shoegaze, rock-wave.
Background/Info: We welcome Dose, which is unleashing their debut single on vinyl format. The band is hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (UK).
Content: The first song is getting us back to the dark guitar-wave and shoegaze music from the 80s. The sweet, shimmering vocals perfectly fit to the coldness of the sound. There’s a heavy guitar passage right in the midst of the song. The B-side sounds pretty similar in style and influences, but is definitely a B-side track.
+ + + : It’s not that easy to get an objective opinion after having heard 2 songs. All I can say is that there are different influences running through this work, which has this 80s nostalgia combined with a more personal approach. The “Furniture”-song makes sense!
– – – : This single reminds me of the good-old days where you could listen to 7” featuring a strong title song and a forgettable B-side track. I can’t say “Furniture” is a potential hit, but it sounds cool. “Opaque” has less substance and is rather forgettable.
Conclusion: A single can give you an idea about a new band, but I need to hear more stuff from Dose to get an idea about their potential.
Best songs: “Furniture”.