Newcastle-based experimental noise-rock band, Dose, have recently released their debut single ‘Furniture’ and are certain to make their mark in the art rock scene this year with such a fantastic first offering.
When looking for an adequate place to make and rehearse music, Dose found there was a significant lack of creative spaces in Newcastle but, somehow, stumbled upon a disused loft space. And it was this squalid, decaying studio that inspired the band’s debut single.
Sean Turland, one of the co-writers of the song, said: “an abandoned bedroom, seemingly frozen from the 70s, in the room next door, inspired us to write about loneliness in a deteriorating house, whose furniture is stagnant as the walls and ceiling crumble around it”.
This sense of loneliness is apparent in the single as the samples wail and vocals echo until they get lost and fade out in the distorted guitar lines which contrasts with the co-writer, Ewan Barr’s, sharply-spoken word. The track evokes feelings of conflicting internal thoughts and voices as the vocals, guitars, and rhythms layer over one another to reinforce the theme of abandonment.
The final song was recorded and mixed with MJ from the band Hookworms at Suburban Home studio in Leeds.
Dose have also experimented with a VHS camcorder, recording documentary-style footage of their derelict studio and other influences on ‘Furniture’ to feature during their live sets.
‘Furniture’ can be streamed on Soundcloud from Friday 2nd February. You can also keep up-to-date with Dose and their latest gigs and releases by heading to Facebook.com/Dosencl.