Debut single Furniture by Newcastle, UK experimental noise-rock band Dose is due for release on 27th April via cult indie label A Turntable Friend.
Their cinematic amalgamation of discordant melodies, intricate guitars and a strong rhythm- all blended together with an array of obscure effects and samples- has already earned them rave reviews on magazines such as DIY Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit.
Inspired by the experience of playing in their squalid, decaying practice space, Furniture was written by Sean Turland and Ewan Barr and recorded at Suburban Home Studio with MJ from Hookworms. The full band includes bassist Matthew Collerton, guitar/synth/samples from Sam Campbell and drummer Joe Donkin. The group have been together under many iterations since 2015, discovering their unique sound which blends art rock, krautrock and slowcore into one coherent sonic landscape.
The song Furniture is led by a consistent guitar line remaining present throughout the track like clockwork, dipping in and out of view as other parts take precedence. Extreme dynamic alterations lace the song, from the abrasive chorus to the intertwining, mellow middle 8. For the climax, melodic guitar feedback and an Ebow are used side by side; alongside Ewan’s spoken word overlapping Sean’s distant vocals, this invokes a sense of multiple inner voices and opinions, mirroring the lyrics’s theme of abandonment.
“‘Furniture’ delivers an expansive soundscape built on a combination of scuzzy, noisy and reverb-soaked guitar riffs and more contemplative, melodic passages, often punctuated by meditative spoken word.” [DIY Magazine]
“The track presents a wholesome and dynamic landscape, […] with clockwork guitar refrains, which bleed in and out of existence, suddenly bursting into a haze of noise.” [The Line Of Best Fit]
“With a looping guitar motif and languid beat, Jarvis Cocker- esque monologue and noisy interludes […] make it difficult to pin down stylistically but leave it streets ahead.” [NARC Magazine]