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Doe // Grow into It

Today marks the full release of Doe's, Grow into It. This London trio's second album explores themes of aging and growth through the lens of crunchy, punk-infused indie rock. Speaking on those central aspects of the record, singer and guitarist Nicola Leel explains that “lyrically, I wanted to write an album about getting older that was an antithesis of the overdone trope of male bands singing about rejecting adulthood and wanting to stay young and get wasted with their friends forever. Instead, Grow into It is about finding light and freedom in age and finding autonomy in death."

"Vivid body imagery is a recurring lyrical theme, not only to evoke ideas of physical change / deterioration, but as a metaphor for the development and deterioration of personal relationships as you grow and gain perspective.

The subject matter across the songs ranges from deciding you’re not going to accommodate others at your own personal expense anymore (Labour like I Do, Team Spirit), to realising your favourite author is a bit shit at writing women (Even Fiction)."

The catchy and raucous riff-pop of Doe is a perfect fit for fans of groups like The Breeders, Rozwell Kid, Weezer, Speedy Ortiz, Tancred, The Sidekicks, Charly Bliss, Swearin', Great Grandpa, and Hatchie.

Check out the record today on your favorite platform, just over here. Fans of physical media can order the record on vinyl, CD, or cassette over here.

The band will be on tour for most of October, closing out the month with a handful of shows in support of Speedy Ortiz. Scope the dates below and mark your calendars accordingly.

Tour dates:

  • October 1, 2018 - London, UK @ Flashback East
  • October 2, 2018 - Lille, FR @ Bobble Cafe
  • October 3, 2018 - Germany @ TBC
  • October 4, 2018 - Schaffhausen, CH @ Cardinal
  • October 5, 2018 - Prague, CZ @ 007 Klub
  • October 6, 2018 - Erlangen, DE @ ZeWi
  • October 7, 2018 - Hanover, DE @ Bei Chez Heinz
  • October 8, 2018 - Diest, BE @ JH Tijl
  • October 17, 2018 - London, UK @ The Garage*
  • October 18, 2018 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham*
  • October 19, 2018 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall*
  • October 20, 2018 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds*
  • October 22, 2018 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo*
  • October 23, 2018 - Manchester, UK @ Now Wave Venue*
  • October 24, 2018 - Brighton, UK @ Patterns*
  • October 25, 2018 - Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana*

* with Speedy Ortiz

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Doe // New Single, "Labour like I Do"

Topshelf Records and Big Scary Monsters recently announced the signing of London indie rock trio Doe, who will be releasing their second album, Grow into It, on September 28, 2018. Today we're excited to share the upcoming record's second single, "Labour like I Do," with a premiere on NPR.

"'Labour like I Do' is one of those songs that came flowing out like a stream of consciousness," says singer and guitarist Nicola Leel. "For that reason it’s lyrically one of the more straight up songs on the record, but sometimes it’s cool when you blurt out a bunch of words to music and realise you’ve used songwriting as a form of accidental therapy."

Not only is "Labour like I Do" accidentally therapeutic, but it's also infectiously fun and catchy. On this single, Doe experimented a bit beyond their general formula, deftly incorporating synth and slide guitar to accentuate their crafty indie rock hooks that feature clever, polyphonous vocal work. The catchy hooks trade off dynamically before exploding into an anthemic climax that shows a focused band with an ear for powerfully authentic songwriting.

Check out the video, directed by Andrew Northrop, below.


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Doe // Grow into It pre-orders are now live

Pre-orders are now live for Doe's forthcoming album Grow into It. An album about the aging process and growth, Grow Into It takes influence from bands like The Breeders and The Cars, and aims to be, "an antithesis of the overdone trope of male bands singing about rejecting adulthood and wanting to stay young and get wasted with their friends forever."

Grow into It will be released on September 28th, so don't miss your chance to be the first to jam with the London-based group's fresh and angular indie rock. Your pre-order purchase comes with your choice of a FLAC, ALAC, MP3 320, MP3 VBR or AAC 256 download, available upon release of the record.


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Doe // Welcome to the Roster!

We are so excited to announce that we will be releasing Doe's upcoming record, Grow into It on September 28th, in tandem with our friends at Big Scary Monsters! If this band isn't on your radar already, take some time to get acquainted with the energetic, UK-based trio whose music will transport you to your happy place. In yesterday's DIY Mag premiere of the first single "Heated", guitarist and singer Nicola Leel commented on the album's themes, and how it's centered around "the aging process and growth." Watch Doe's vibrant music video for the track, and grab a download anywhere you get your music -


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