| a fierce panda singles ‘club’ one sheet
The Artist: DOE
The Release: ‘AVALANCHE’ / ‘BASEMENT’
The Fomats: DIGITAL SINGLE & BEERMAT
The Release Date: FEBRUARY 16TH 2015
The Label: FIERCE PANDA (Catalogue Number NING 283)
The Truth: DOE are an indiepunk boy / girl / boy trio crashing into and out of London Town. They consist of Nicola (vox / guitar), Jake (drums / vox) and Matt (guitar), they like “feminism, horror films and brown beer,” and with ‘Avalanche’ / ‘Basement’ they hereby become part of fierce panda’s seminally resurrected one-off singles ‘club’.
A fabulously trashy / thrashy double aa-side release it is, too: DOE specialise in bashing out melodic anthems reminiscent of blue album Weezer laced with the urgency of Sleater-Kinney, and much like the latter, there’s not a bass guitar in sight. Lead track ‘Avalanche’ is a triumphant extended chorus of rich, thick chords and DOE’s signature overlapping boy/girl harmonies, while ‘Basement’ is a gloriously driven cacophony of jangled, tangled guitars.
As previously flagged up, ‘Avalanche’ / ‘Basement’ becomes the second release on fierce panda’s heroically re-launched singles ‘club’, whereby the label releases glamorously instinctive one-off singles on download and beer mats (yes, beer mats!) with various excitable young talents throughout 2015. January saw the first release which were the indie tremblings of Fake Laugh, March will see the third release in the form of the soulful poppings of Albert Gold, and DOE are numero duo in the singles ‘club’ countdown.
Sticking with the numbers theme, this is DOE’s first release since their ‘First Four’ album which collected together their first four EPs and saw the blight of day on Specialist Subject Records late last year. Unsuprisingly then DOE’s devilishly DIY spirit has seen their reputation spread through the underground, and already in 2015 they’ve pandered to Pandamonium with a sold out show with Helsinki at the Sebright Arms and headlined the sold out Gold Sounds Idaho all-dayer in Kings Cross in between various scatty house parties. And the fun doesn’t end there, as you can see here…
February 7th: Peckham Astbury Castle
February 13th: The Old Blue Last, Single Launch Party
February 21st: Manhattan Piano’s
February 22nd: Brooklyn Baby’s All Right
February 23rd: Brooklyn Palisades
February 25th: Brooklyn The Grand Victory
February 26th: New Brunswick Court Tavern
February 27th: Brooklyn Shea Stadium
March 8th: Camden Lock Tavern
March 15th: Nottingham Chameleon Arts Café