It really does feel like Christmas has come early. Not only have each member of Dog Is Dead shared their favourite track of 2011, they’ve also announced plans for a UK headline tour in February & March and they’re giving you a special version of The Waitresses’ festive favourite ‘Christmas Wrapping’ for FREE here
Dog Is Dead share their favourite tracks of 2011
Trev’s choice. Yuck: ‘Rubber’ This is my song of 2011. The wall of sludgy guitar, lazy vocal and appropriate use of guitar feedback really gives a sound that stands out. It’s 7 minutes long, but manages to keep you from getting bored by its slow decent into its manic last few bars of feedback droning bass-line and frantic drums.
Rob’s choice. Girls: ‘Myma’ It’s been a while since I’ve been excited by Hammond Organs and slide guitar solos but there’s something effortlessly cool about this track. It’s been a strange year for guitar music so I guess hearing something fresh that sounds like it jumped out the 70’s is pretty awesome.
Harvey’s choice. Wild Beasts: ‘Bead of Nails’ I have to admit, the incredibly original yet sensible beat has a lot to do with me loving this song, but the warm vocal and synths just sit perfectly. What a tune!
Joss’ choice. Floating points: ‘Myrtle Avenue’ Great song from a consistently brilliant producer. I really like the feel of this song, especially the drum sounds used. It’s such a relaxing piece of music, really spaced out and floaty. I really hope that he tours with his Floating Points Ensemble at some point in the near future.
Paul’s choice. Foster the People: ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ Not necessarily the best track of the year but I picked it for the amount of times I heard it! Also because of how much the lyrics became a talking point, I cant remember how many times someone told me with an amazed look on their face that it was about a shooting spree.