European Tour 2016

Posted 23rd October 2016

We’re teaming up with our pals Happy Accidents and Personal Best for a European tour next month! We haven’t been over to the mainland for 3 years so are excited to finally be coming back.

Here’s a poster courtesy of El Personal Best/Southsea Sound! ?

Doe, Happy Accidents, Personal Best - European Tour 2016

Some Things Last Longer than You

Posted 9th September 2016

Our debut album is out today!!! We’re so so proud of it and hope you love it as much as we do. You can stream it in full over at DIY now ?

http://diymag.com/2016/09/08/doe-some-things-last-longer-than-you-album-stream-track-by-track

Thanks MJ for doing such a great job with the record, Joe C @ Subsequent Mastering and our pal Kathleen for letting us sleep over/cuddle her pets while we were recording.

Thanks massively to Andrew & Kay at Specialist Subject Records and Rob at Old Flame Records for putting their time and money into our songs. Also a general thank you to everyone who’s supported us over the years and made the album possible.

We’ll see you at the release party tonight, advance tickets are sold out but there will be a handful on the door ???

‘Last Ditch’ video premiere

Posted 28th July 2016

There’s another new song from our album premiering on DIY right now! It’s called ‘Last Ditch’ and is about feeling really shite and out of control, which is apt cos the world’s a bit shite and out of control at the moment.

We also went out and made a music video in the sun so we could remember fondly that short period of time when summer happened ?☀️

‘Sincere’ video

Posted 14th July 2016

Hi, we made a video for Sincere. Watch us and our mates eat food and pretend not to have a lovely time.

Thanks to Andrew Northrop for making it and the aforementioned mates for being in it. Tinned spaghetti and emojis 4lyf ?

Some Things Last Longer than You

Posted 29th June 2016

We’re really really excited to finally announce our first album! It’s called Some Things Last Longer than You and will be out September 9th via total babes Specialist Subject Records (UK/EU) and Old Flame Records (USA).

The first single, Sincere, is streaming below. Have a listen and tell all yr friends.

love Doe xoxo

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Specialist Subject Mega Tour, Day 9: Cardiff – London – The End

Posted 15th May 2016

First time on the floor this tour and probably the best sleep I’ve had. Wait outside the loo for my turn, Jay later appears from it cackling and says “Good Luck”. We all forfeit showering in favour of Wetherspoon’s breakfast. Huss meticulously orders the vegan options for PB and is annoyed when the portions come out a lot smaller than he’d hoped. I have five hash browns (substitute for eggs) and he looks envious. Mwahaha. Caves and SP turn up a little later and get their food just as we’re going. It’s uncertain whether we’ll see SP again as they’re not playing the show with us tonight, so we do a quick round of hugs. Iona tries to convince me to send her our just mastered record, I have to decline as Nicola, Dean and I have strictly enforced the ‘only family and labels’ rule until it gets released; everything in me wants to play it to everyone though, it’s pretty tough not to relent.

Back on the road, pretty uneventful drive, apart from seeing a tiny wee sausage dog in the back basket of someone’s motorbike and El throwing a tomato out the window into the back of someone’s van. We stop at me and Nicola’s flat to drop off some suitcases, then head to pick up Lucinda (Kamikaze Girls/Lady Fuzz) who’s going to be stepping in for El on their Euro tour, which they’re embarking on first thing tomorrow. On to DIY Space after the usual London North to South traffic. Dave, Sue and Ian from Everything Sucks are there already and order Village Pizza for all of us which is fucking ace (the box comes in useful later as a setlist). People start filtering in from about 6. Plenty bands for yr cash tonight. Our friend Quinn’s band Steinbeck are up first, followed by Grand-Pop (Lou on the tubs goddamn so good) and Honey Joy. Peebs play to a big old hyper singing crowd and they smash it. I made the mistake of drinking a large Club Mate and it sends me into an anxious jittery tailspin. A couple of beers seem to counteract the caffeine surge but now I’m just well nervous. I see a familiar face walk through the door who I haven’t seen in 6 years, my friend Shira who is over from LA on vacation and has made the trip down for the show which is really lovely.

We play another of what I think is one of my favourite shows ever, once again with Zach Potentials and Laura Ankles down the front (if you guys could be at every show ever that would be great thanks). Everyone in the room tonight just seems in the best mood and it makes for a super fun set. We finish with Spice Girls and it’s definitely the best one of the whole tour, punctuated at the end with Dean doing a Carrie Browstein-esque jump followed by a Carrie Brownstein-esque fall.

After the set I catch up with Shira and we reminisce about touring together 10 years ago (I was an honorary member of her band when their drummer dropped out of the tour we were both on). I geek out with Zach about horror films (Arrow Video, Troma and Gremlins in particular). I bump into Giles from Great Cynics who’s been having FOMO seeing pics of the Spesh Sub tour and all the swimming we’ve been doing. Caves slay then we slowly but surely start loading out. We say our goodbyes to PB and Dean and ride back to our flat where Caves and SP are also staying. Nicola gets the beers in and we stay up for a while shooting the shit and listening to tunes. Everyone tries to persuade us to play them the album. We nearly relent but stay strong. Minty spills wine on the carpet which he and Iona clean up with salt. They did a great job to be fair, although now we have a salty carpet, and no that’s not a euphemism. This morning I went out to get ingredients and Nicola made us all breakfast. After some showers and coffees, Caves and SP load out and we say our goodbyes. The tour WhatsApp group is still active with everyone missing each other.

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So this is the end, my only friend, the end. I just want to say thanks times a million squillion to everybody who put us on, put us up, put up with us, fed us, got us drunk and showed us a fantastic time. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows and said hello. Thanks to Andrew and Kay for putting out our records. Thanks to Huss for booking the shows and sorting all the logistical shit and driving. Thanks to Phil for driving the other van with our gear in it. Last but not least, thanks to Caves, Personal Best and Shit Present for being some of the best bands and best humans we could wish to spend time with and watch play every night. It’s been really really fucking cool. Ta mates.

Jake x