WHERE? London (UK) WHO? Nicola Leel, Jake Popyura, Dean Smitten
RELEASE: Some Things Last Longer Than You (Out now via Specialist Subject Records/Old Flame Records)
FILE UNDER: Sleater-Kinney, Dilly Dally, Superchunk
Having released recently their freaking awesome debut album, entitled Some Things Last Longer Than You, London’s trio Doe have shown an incredible endeavor towards the band since their formation in 2013.
The last three years, Nicola Leel (guitar, vocals) and Jake Popyura (drums, vocals) have created this punk-tinged indie rock with infectious riffs and girl-boy vocals dynamic. Their mutual love for horror films and hatred of sport got them together to form Doe and they had great influences from Weezer, Sleater-Kinney, Helium and
After releasing a string of EPs and singles, a lineup change and the addition of Dean Smitten (guitar) in September last year, the band started working on their debut album. Some Things Last Longer Than You is the culmination of their work throughout these years, showing a remarkable progression as a band, but keeping their essence when they first started. The trio headed to Greenmount Studios in Leeds with producer Matthew Johnson (Hookworms/Suburban Home) to record the album.