tape: DOE – Sooner

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Fusing Sleater-Kinney melodies with the straightforwardness of The Breeders are London three-piece DOE, whose anti-bass, anti-fuss take on punk makes for a refreshing listen. In recent months the band have parted ways with guitarist Alessandro and brought in a new guy on axe called Matt (above right). What impact he’ll have on future songs is yet to be fully heard, but what is comment-on-able are the crisscross vocals between Jake (drums) and Nicola (guitars), particularly the formers grip on those high-reaching harmonies, and latters impressive hold on the longer ones (I suspect a third lung tucked away somewhere).

Sooner is one-part tape and one-part zine. Expect to receive an assortment of lyrics, photos and other such related scribblings should you pre-order the physical thing from Keroleen Records.

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