INTERVIEW: Dip Road Dogs

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey there! thanks for having us, we’ve been very busy with the release but enjoying every minute of it.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Labour Day”? Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

We bought a drumkit for the home studio so were just mucking around on that and after a few dummie takes on Pro Tools we decided to persist with it, it took about six months working on and off to get the music part right and the lyrics were a very rushed job the night before tracking vocals in Nashville.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We have been talking to a few people about a video but we are thingking we’ll save it for our second single. We have been working with the extremely talented, Nate Hill who has created some great art and some digital visuals for the song so we feel that is enough at this stage

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording process was a fantastic experience as we were able to head over to Nashville and work with producer, Josh Frigo. We had our demos but Josh really brought them to life and really took the songs to places we weren’t expecting to get to. We had a week to record Six songs so it was very intensive but we learnt a lot.

What role does Nashville play in your music?

‘Labour Day’ probably doesn’t scream Nashville but a few of the other tracks on the e.p ’Shakshuka’ have hints of Americana and Country. We couldn’t record in Nashville without bringing the slide guitar out.

How has The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala influenced your writing?

I can’t say they have influenced us too much but the fact that people think we sound remotely like them is a big honour. Some of our big influences include Mark Lanegan, The Black Angels and Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Definitely, we were able to record six songs over in Nashville and we are putting the finishing touches on the rest of the songs as we speak.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

We plan to release ‘Shakshuka’ in early 2020 but we don’t have a firm date yet. A second single will be coming very soon, a Christmas present I guess.

Any plans to hit the road?

Absolutely, Jack has just returned home from a big stint travelling so we are busy in the study working on our live show and will plan some shows on the back of the ’Shakshuka’ release.

What else is happening next in Dip Road Dogs’ world?

As we are from farms we are busy harvesting! but are fitting in some writing and rehearsals where we can. Stay tuned!


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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