I’ve seen this Hastings indie four piece quite a few times over the last couple of years, in particular taking in a few rounds of the Surface Festival competition in 2012 where they ended up coming second out of 10,000 entrants in a memorable final held in London’s iconic O2. Knowing they could cut it very effectively live I didn’t have any hesitation booking them as openers when putting on a gig at London’s Bush Hall last year.
Love Games is perhaps the bands most “pop” release to date, although it still rocks out like some of their earlier tracks (which I’ve always though might go down well in the US market). It is available as a free download and is the lead track from their forthcoming second EP due to be released in May. It should help them further build their audience they found with their debut release which led to radio play on BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio, with Dermot O’Leary even giving them a spin on his Radio 2 show.
Dorey The Wise are Aiden Tigwell on lead vocals and guitar, Mason Holmes on bass, Chris Georghiou on guitar and vocals, and Elliot Lampitt on drums. An energetic live act, they will be gigging in London on 20 February at Surya, Islington on the back of their latest release.
Gavin Watson | @watsongc