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Summer Tape

Year Released: 2013
Format: Tape
Label: Keroleen Records
Reviewed by MH on Aug 9, 2013
DOE are one of my favourite bands that I have discovered since leaving London and I had been itching to hear some new stuff having been impressed by their debut demo earlier this year. I actually wrote a review of that one but was gazumped by Kunal who had already written one just before me in the clamour of reviewers fighting over the demo. This time I got in early like a demon. These four tracks are a little grungier than last time out. The focus is still 90s indie rock and the opener "Julia Survived" sets the bar high with its confident swagger. "Oh, Nostalgia!" is like a less poppy Lemuria at the start before it really kicks in and "C.A.E" hits harder than the brilliant "Let Me In" off their demo. They round things off with a raucous Pixies cover version ("Gigantic") which is faithful to the original and suggests one of their major influences. This is an excellent set of songs. The vocals are great - powerful and confident - and the songwriting is superb again. Highly recommended.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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