Recently, we gleefully announced a new UK tour for alt-rockers Dog is Dead. The bad news is that the band have rescheduled the entire jaunt - but they have a great reason for doing it and even better news as a result.
The outfit have been chosen as the support act for Two Door Cinema Club's upcoming European tour. Understandably, they've accepted the offer but at the expense of their own headlining dalliance scheduled for February. But don't panic, DID fans - they've merely shunted their dates to later in the spring and have added two more towns to the new schedule - Glasgow and Coventry.
The tour, designed to plug new album "All Our Favourite Stories" released in 2012, will now begin in Norwich on 18th April, followed by Stoke, Manchester, that new gig in Glasgow and many more until concluding in Nottingham on 3rd May. Original tickets are still valid for the new tour-dates, while Glasgow and Coventry are both on sale now, priced at around £10.
A quick earful of their debut album suggests these boys are more than a token indie-pop outfit, sitting comfortably in the British Sea Power, Mystery Jets and Young Knives ball-park, albeit a little less cerebral lyrically-speaking and a little darker musically. Yep, "All Our Favourite Stories" is bang on the money for the most part and not many bands can lay claim to having made a decent stab at a debut.
Not that Dog is Dead themselves are new - formed in 2008, the Nottingham quintet had spent the first few years of their existence performing locally and honing their skills before getting a break in 2010 by appearing at Glastonbury and picking up airplay for their "Young" single. Atlantic Records, who aren't short of a bob or two, waved a contract at them in 2011 and the rest is history. The TDCC shows should give them much-needed exposure.