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    Dogs

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    Albums:5
    Songs:23

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1This Stone Is a Bullet lyrics
    2Tuned To A Different Station lyrics
    3Who Are Yu lyrics
    4Soldier On lyrics
    5Chained to No-One lyrics
    6Wait lyrics
    7Turn Against This Land lyrics
    8London Bridge lyrics
    9She's Got A Reason lyrics
    10Little Pretenders lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Fed Up [2000]
    2Walking Shadows [2003]
    3Different Me [2003]
    4Tall Stories From Under The Table [2007]
    5Turn Against This Land [2005]

    Biography

    Formed in 2003 by Johnny Cooke (vocals), Rikki Mehta (guitar), Luciano Vargas (guitar/vocals), Duncan Timms (bass) and Rich Mitchell (drums), the Dogs tapped into the growing public fervour for new UK rock bands in the mid-00s. The quintet gained rather clichéd comparisons to Razorlight by virtue of sharing the same manager, but in truth rocked harder than their erstwhile compatriots with a sound that drew on the early Clash in its barely controlled fury. The band's frantic live performances made an immediate impact on the London indie circuit and, scarcely a year after forming, were being championed in the UK music press. The thrilling limited edition double a-side "London Bridge"/"End Of An Era' heralded the Dogs" arrival in autumn 2004. Extensive radio play for the single helped up the band's profile considerably, and after being courted by the major labels the quintet signed a recording contract with Island Records and decamped to the Sawmills Studio in Cornwall to begin work on their debut album. Their first Island single, "She's Got A Reason", was released at the start of 2005 and attracted more critical plaudits. Further singles, "Tuned To A Different Station" and "Selfish Ways', set the scene for the autumn release of the Dogs" debut, Turn Against This Land. The album lived up to the hype generated by the singles and, more importantly, managed to capture on record the energy of the band's live shows.

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