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.
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.
- 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