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Introducing: The Dose (@the_dose_band) – Debut EP Available 4/8 + Watch “Cold Hands” Video‏

Rock duo The Dose – Indio Downey [vocals, guitar] and Ralph Alexander [drums, bass] – are thrilled to announce the release of their upcoming EP out April 8, 2016 via Index Records that features their chillingly catchy single “Cold Hands.” The haunting black and white music video was directed by Davis Factor and stays true to the band’s name showcasing a duality in both the aesthetic and character’s journey, PRESS HERE to watch.

The Dose realized their destiny as a duo by accident after a gig in their native Los Angeles, CA. The boys had a gig scheduled as a trio, but through unforeseen circumstances, Indio and Ralph found themselves forced to take the stage as a two-piece. And it worked. They spent the next year uncovering the ingredients of a singular style steeped in rock bombast, alternative poetry, blues rawness, and progressively metallic intricacy. It’s as if the ghost of nineties Seattle started to finally (and thankfully) possess the Spotify era… The Dose has unlocked a robust signature sound without adding any other members, resorting to digital playback, or employing backing tracks.

“We want to be the biggest-sounding two-piece we can be,” says Ralph Alexander. “I play bass synth pedals with my foot while I’m drumming. In Rush, Geddy Lee would use the same pedals when he’d switch to keyboards. We didn’t want to sacrifice an end of the spectrum.”

During the summer of 2015, Indio and Ralph traded Southern California for Atlanta, GA. In between visiting members of Indio’s family, they took an opportunity to hole up in a rehearsal space for a month, honing the delivery and writing music. Armed with a bath of ideas, they spent seven days in Nashville, TN recording what would become their 2016 self-titled debut EP. Recorded and self-produced at Welcome To 1979 and Jack White’s Third Man Records, muscular riffs, double-fisted drumming, and entrancing vocals drive these six songs.

Watch this space for the latest from The Dose and for more info, please visit www.thedoseband.com.

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