Dip Road Dogs are giving you the rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of their musical operation, premiering their hypnotic debut single ‘Labour Day’.
For years now, the psychedelic rock genre has found itself a little bit crowded with countless bands stepping up to the plate to present their own music in that awe-inspiring vein.
Despite this, we’ve managed to see quite a number of exceptional artists break through the mould and stand alone, serving as trailblazers of the genre. From the likes of The Flaming Lips to Tame Impala, there’s numerous acts out there who find their music getting into your brain and refusing to leave.
Now, we can add psychedelic Americana folk rockers Dip Road Dogs to that list.
Hailing from a dusty dirt track deep in the Mallee, the Dip Road Dogs have today shared their debut single, the riveting ‘Labour Day’.
Built upon a glorious base of unrelenting percussion and dirty bass, delayed guitars, hazy vocals, and slick songwriting combine to deliver the hypnotic beast that is ‘Labour Day’, a song that almost seems built to soundtrack those long drives down the highway in the summer heat.
“The single was written at our studio in the middle of the Leaghur Forest in Northern Victoria and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee,” explains lead vocalist Dave Chirnside. “Funnily enough, we wrote it on Labour Day after a big weekend at Golden Plains.
“We had the music written for almost six months but only got around to writing the lyrics for it the night before we were due to track vocals at the studio in Nashville.
“The song is about procrastination, about not being able to write lyrics for a song you have music for – it’s basically about doing your own thing and not letting other people’s opinions prevent you from doing what you want to do.”
Comprised of a bunch of mates who mostly reside in a house on Dip Road in the Mallee, the Dip Road Dogs found themselves with plenty of time to work on tunes whilst stuck on machinery during the harvest season, which served as a good a reason as any to get together and start belting out some tunes.
“Jack and I had been living on and off at the Dip Road house for three years or so when a mutual friend introduced Matt to the boys and he moved in,” Dave added. “After a few welcome beers, the guitars came out and the rest is history.
“As none of the us were any good on the drums, Matt’s brother Ollie joined the band and the Dogs were complete. With all of us being from farms, we have spent plenty of monotonous hours sitting on tractors thinking of riffs and what not which I guess has been positive looking back. Jack actually mastered the Harmonica whilst planting tomatoes!”
If you like the sound of that, you can check out the Dip Road Dogs’ debut single ‘Labour Day’ below, ahead of its release on November 2nd. The group are also hard at work on their debut EP, Shakshuka, which is set for release in early 2020. Stay tuned.