Saturday, September 18, 2004

A recommendation:

Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Godhopping

DDIHC
(as they will henceforth be known) are the embodiment of obscurity. They are a unique Scottish five piece, yet are pretty much unknown in the UK...and everywhere else. However, get into the right musical circles and people are raving about the 'Dogs'. They've played virtually every festival this year, from Glastonbury to Summer Sundae, have had two top 75 singles, and are awaiting another chart placing very shortly.

'Godhopping' was the first single from their arty-nonsense-indie-pop album 'Please Describe Yourself' and...it didn't do particularly well, really. But since when was THAT a reason for music being bad...unless it was the 3rd single from the Fast Food Rockers?

Think Spike Milligan nonsense poetry put to music, and you're about halfway to discovering what they're all about. Discover that their musical diet consists of Nirvana and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and be extremely confused. Listen to this track, and see what lyrics you actually come up with, before realising the real ones are more nonsensical than what you originally thought! DDIHC are unquestionably a whole lot of fun!

To listen/stream go to:
Their official website - to listen to Godhopping, amongst others, click 'media' then 'audio' then scroll down. There's also some useful information, pictures and tour dates. They're currently in Australia (for your attention, Crystal!) before moving onto playing several dates across the UK.