Returning to their hometown of Mandurah (WA) after their just-wrapped massive first ever run of shows along the East Coast, Good Doogs have barely had time to put the kettle on before they head out on tour again – this time with WA pals Tired Lion and a brand new single "So Dumb".
"So Dumb" is a track about "making bad decisions without thinking them through or without realising how they’re going to affect other people, and the consequences that come with making those dumb decisions."
Their last track "Nothing To Do" blasted the Doogs into the ears of fans Australia wide. 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 at the start of this 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 (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. Not bad for a first tour.
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.
On Tour with Tired Lion in June:
1st June – Max Watts, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*
2nd June – Jive, Adelaide
3rd June – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
7th June – The Lansdowne, Sydney
8th June – The Lansdowne, Sydney *SOLD OUT*
9th June – The Zoo, Brisbane *SOLD OUT*
"their music is a little less abrasive than their forefathers, with a knack for song writing that is relatable beyond just talkin' about bongs and beers. There's plenty of that to be sure, but their carefree, surf-rock attitude lacks a bit of polish in a way that's charming without being annoying." – Pilerats (18 artists to watch in 2018)
"catchy as all hell, combining all the best ingredients of tasty pop-punk – catchy verses, great melodies and a chorus you can bang your head to" – Life Without Andy
" This needs to come with a choking hazard warning for the amount of froth that's foaming up rn."
– Dave Ruby Howe (triple j unearthed)
" it might look messy and blown out at a first glance, but paddle out and there's a fun wave to be had."
– Declan Byrne (triple j)
"one of the best fuzzy lil cuties of the year so far. Washy, memorable verses and a chorus that pumps some dirt across the thing." – Tommy Faith (triple j unearthed)