GOOD DOOGS are West Oz's answer to the "surf-rock" sub genre that is sweeping through the Australian music scene at the moment, catapulting the likes of DUNE RATS, SKEGSS and HOCKEY DAD to the forefront of not only national, but international music.
After the band only formed in April of 2017, their strong debut single “Tried My Best” landed them a string of massive support slots alongside Bleeding Knees Club, Skegss, Ruby Fields, Good Buoy, The Gooch Palms as well as internationals Cloud Nothings (USA) and Together Pangea (USA) through-out 2017 and early 2018.
Breakout single “Nothing To Do” blasted the Doogs into the ears of fans Australia wide in February 2018. Receiving major airplay from triple j and triple j unearthed: including being invited to play Groovin The Moo in Bunbury as well as being picked as unearthed Feature Artist that month, the break out single gained comparisons to Skegss, Wavves, Hockey Dad, and Dune Rats, and also led them to play some of their biggest shows so far.
The success of “Nothing To Do” packed out the rooms of their first ever East Coast tour, playing to hundreds of kids in Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Wollongong, and Perth. It also led to signing with Adam Montgomery at recently announced new booking agency Fourtone Artists (along with A. Swayze & The Ghosts, Bec Sandridge, Gold Class, The Gooch Palms, IV League, Slowly Slowly), and a sponsorship from major surf brand Rusty. A pretty good first tour.
They then released follow up single “So Dumb” before heading off on a sold-out Cap city Australian tour supporting WA pals Tired Lion. Playing to packed out sweaty crowds every night, the shows proved The Doogs were more than just a party band here to have a good time. They mean business. Although, they did give themselves tattoos in the green room… but that’s a different story.
Taking the single out on their own tour which included a mainstage performance at Bigsound – the band sold out the entire run of headline shows through all the capital cities in the country. Not bad for 3 groms from Mandurah!
They also got the noble nod of “most hit unearthed profiles of 2018” - sharing the list with G Flip, Ruby Fields, Slowly Slowly, CLEWS, and Didirri – AND finished third on “Most played artists on Triple J Unearthed 2018” – behind Kwame and Moaning Lisa.
Next track "Want That" Premiered on triple j's 2018 with Richard Kingsmill, the laid back introspective punk-rock jam is a melodic ode to putting things off. If you're going to procrastinate, you might as well head bang while you wait. The boys loaded the van and took the track around the country for their fourth lap of the year (including break out slots at Shakafest and Festival of the Sun) – this time selling out every show but one! “Want That” went on to take #199 in the Triple J Hottest 200 songs of 2018 – a massive achievement for the band!
Now to kick off 2019 we have the boys dropping their new song “Nobody/Alone” which already has everyone licking their lips for some more surf rock fun.
“slacker rock never sounded so slick! great new track from the Perth trio” – Nick Findlay, Head of Programming at Triple J, responding to the new single “Want That” – August 2018
The Doogs are shaping up to be a major player in the surf-rock movement in Australia, jump aboard the ground swell of fun that seems to be following them. Don't kook it.