After selling out Hoxton B+K followed by Bush Hall in quick succession, we are pleased to welcome back The Dø to The Garage this April.
They’ve already had a Number 1 album in France with stunning debut ‘A Mouthful’, and now France’s best kept secret, The Dø are set to conquer the UK.
Self-produced, with multi-instrumentalist Dan Levy taking turns on sax, piano, harpsichord and trumpet to name but a few, this is a brave LP, stubbornly like no-other. “We’re looking for the diversity and richness of sound, surprises in the details, orchestral colours,” says Dan. “It certainly comes from our culture of classical music, our love of contemporary music, and of musicians like Charlie Mingus. The types of music that follow no map.”
Technically accomplished and full of rich orchestration and electronic flourishes, Both Ways Open Jaws somehow still manages to keep a lightness of touch and an instant pop appeal, no doubt thanks to Olivia’s bewitching vocals and song-writing skills. Olivia says, “I’m constantly after the ideal song, I believe in a song’s healing powers. As long as the song exists in itself with just one instrument and vocals, then we can start arranging it in a million ways. The basic recipe will remain immutable.”
She veers from the primal, invoking the spectres of Fever Ray and Bjork with the percussion led Slippery Slope, replete with tribal chanting, and lead single ‘Too Insistent’ with its tirelessly catchy propulsive melody, to the childlike; her sweet vocals offsetting the unsettling imagery on opener Dust It Off, and the nursery rhyme rhythm of Bohemian Dances a little reminiscent of Joanna Newsom and CocoRosie. Expect to be hearing a lot more of the pair as the year goes on.
Plus support from We Were Evergreen
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