From a dusty dirt track deep in the Mallee come the Dip Road Dogs, who have today announced their dreamy, driving new single Labour Day, a thoughtful, heavy track, in the vein of Tame Impala and The Flaming Lips, which is out now.
Purveyors of the finest psychedelic Americana folk rock, Dip Road Dogs have produced a killer single with Labour Day. Chugging guitars, unstoppable percussion, and hypnotic vocals will lull listeners into a grooving trance, while mesmerising strings provide an all-encompassing bed for the melodies to float upon. It’s impossible to ignore this irresistible beat. Dave Chirnside from the band answers some questions for Hi Fi Way about their latest goings on.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of the single?
Bloody stressful actually, very exciting though. We have been lucky enough to have some great people help which has made this release much smoother than previous releases. Getting some great feedback so it’s nice.
Was the process of making your single as challenging as you thought? Getting Labour Day to a stage where we were happy with the musical component was the easiest part. Putting lyrics to it the night before we tracked the vocals in Nashville was a bit harder than we thought. We were lucky enough to work with a great producer in Josh Frigo who understood what we wanted and made it a very smooth and efficient process.
Sonically, how would describe your music?
A mix of psych, rock, country and Americana.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
Mark Lanegan has been a big influence, being able to write quality music for such a period of time is something I admire.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Don’t be an idiot.
How did the band get together?
We were hanging out and jamming a lot and eventually decided we should do a gig. The local pub were good enough to give us a go and wasn’t a complete disaster so we did a few more. It a pretty typical starting point I guess, it happened pretty organically and soon enough decided we wanted to record our own music. After a whirlwind trip to Nashville to where we recorded with producer Josh Frigo, our first EP was on the way.
Interview By Rob Lyon
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