Dundee three-piece Dave? launch their long-awaited debut album this week (Friday 11 May) with a sold out gig at legendary local venue The Doghouse.
Although recorded in 2011 with Robin Sutherland, the young band delayed the release of Songs for Adverts (out Monday 14 May, itunes, amazon, spotify and 100 limited edition physical copies at gigs) while their frontman underwent a major heart operation. Happily back to full strength, Dave? kick off their four date Scottish album tour with their hometown gig this weekend.
Formed just over three years ago, in the band's relatively short career, Dave? have supported major acts including fellow Dundonians The View and We Were Promised Jetpacks on their UK tours. The band have also been invited to play Glasgow's King Tuts twice, landed a slot at the Go North festival and regularly headline and sell out their own shows. Their music has been featured on 6music, Jim Gellatly’s Podcast and several local stations.
‘Songs for Adverts’ features a diverse mix of sounds and songs from the heavier tracks such as ‘Bought, Wrapped Up or Sold’ to the more jerky pop inspired single, ‘Take This Chance’. The eclectic mix is a result of the range of musical influences the band share; from Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and the Felice Brothers to The Cribs and Death Cab For Cutie.
Recorded in Dundee, the 9 track album features guitar parts by former Law guitarist (now member of Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher) Stevie Anderson.