Los Angeles rock duo The Dose – Indio Downey [vocals, guitar] and Ralph Alexander [drums, bass] – premiere the music video for their track “Truth Lies Inside” today on Loudwire, PRESS HERE to watch. The video, directed by Kevin Ford, features the duo cruising through the streets of Los Angeles as the track slithers between a swaggering drum strut punctuated by a bluesy punch and howling refrain. The track is off the duo’s recently released self-titled debut EP. To purchase the track on iTunes, PRESS HERE.
When discussing the video with Loudwire, Ralph Alexander says, “Making the video for ‘Truth Lies Inside’ was some of the most fun we’ve had as a band. We got to drive a 65 Corvette Stingray around Santa Monica while goofing around and hanging out. If there’s one thing we wanted for this video – it was to show us having fun, playing music and not taking life too seriously.”
Indio Downey agrees saying, “The time flew by and the experience as a whole definitely gave us insight into creating music videos in the future. Hopefully everyone has as much fun watching as we did making it. Enjoy!”
The Dose first introduced fans to their robust style of rock with the release of “Cold Hands” and the accompanying video, a haunting black and white music video that stays true to the band’s name showcasing a duality in both the aesthetic and character’s journey, PRESS HERE to watch. Since releasing their debut EP, the duo has been supporting BUSH on select tour dates, PRESS HERE for details.
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.
For more information on The Dose and to purchase tickets to upcoming show, please visit www.thedoseband.com/live/.
To post “Truth Lies Inside” track, PRESS HERE
To post “Cold Hands” track, PRESS HERE
To post “Cold Hands” video, PRESS HERE
To purchase The Dose EP on iTunes, PRESS HERE
To listen to The Dose EP on Spotify, PRESS HERE
Upcoming Tour Dates with BUSH
Jun 4 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
Jun 5 Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace Theatre