Dogstrum is an alt-rock trio from Seattle in the USA comprising Jake Flatt (Guitar / Vocals), Cody Plaiss (Bass) and Trev Flatt (Drums).
Dogstrum deliver music that flexes between grungy garage and the well ordered lawn of rock ‘n’ roll, that in whatever guise pummels lumps out of the plaster as the pulverising bass jackhammers the room whilst mewling guitar claws at the arms and percussion flies like a scalded cat which is all brought to context by a growling blues-rock vocal.
Establishing a local presence in live performance, I would recommend getting to know them in the early stages of development as they potentially have far to travel in the music industry.
Having commenced life as a duo consisting of the Flatt siblings – last year they added full time bass and also found time to head into the studio to release their début seven track LP – which to get an idea of how they take angular perspectives on the world surrounding is the palindrome of the band name – so not quite an eponymous release – Murtsgod (available on bandcamp).
Perhaps the most intriguing track on the LP is the penultimate – Saturday Night – which includes a section of silence – reflecting of that moment when everything gets forgotten only to come back with a sense of trepidation on Sunday Morning. Though not my favourite track – which is the third on the LP – Crawl – that if it doesn’t have you at least thumping your fist into the air – means you are most certainly reading the wrong website for your selection of the best developing bands from around the globe.
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