Label: Big Scary Monsters
Released: 28th September 2018
Doe’s debut album found the band at ease with one another. The songs, rough around the edges but glinting all the same, were resilient, angry and optimistic, delivered with an arm-around-the-shoulder and the safety of friends. ‘Grow Into It’ sees the band stomp into the unknown.
‘My Friends’ dances on the edge of control, all triumph and ebbing time while ‘Labour Like I Do’ twitches and repeats, dipped in honey, broken glass and fizzing frustration. ‘Team Spirit’ is fiercely loyal, ‘Heated’ is brash and unapologetic, unblinking as it has the best time and ‘Motivates Me’ giddily rushes around in circles.
There’s a tension across the record as Doe sharpen their edges, clench their fists and bare their fangs. Lacing every call to arms with unwavering belief, the band aren’t just another voice in the bubble. They’re leading the charge, breaking down walls and adventuring. They might be exploring pastures new across the record, but every step up, out and forward is sure of itself.