The four members of the band Dog Unit
Credit: Xenia Owens

NEWS: Dog Unit announce debut album ‘At Home’ and share new single

Dog Unit unveil ‘When Do We Start Fighting?‘ the first full track from their debut album, At Home, due for release on Brace Yourself Records on 5th April. ‘When Do We Start Fighting?‘ is a dense, drum-driven groove monster, starting with taut, coiled-spring energy and a nagging four-note melody before blooming in its second-half into a psychedelic explosion of heady funk, heavenly atmospherics and heroic guitars. The track began as a rehearsal-room demo in which the band investigated every last nook and cranny of its melodic and rhythmic tics as forensically as possible over a 45-minute workout. Then, the quartet whittled down their findings little by little over a period of weeks, preserving only the choicest elements with each iteration until a hyper-distilled six-minute sculpture emerged.

The album At Home follows two EPs, Turn Right and Right Again (2022) and Barking to Gospel (2020). It promises to be full of evocative instrumentals and frantic bangers, earworms and riffs, and grooves and atmosphere. Written and recorded over the course of 2023 alongside the band’s year-long residency at Servant Jazz Quarters, the album brings together the four Londoners’ musical idiosyncrasies, meshing for just the right recipe: Henry Scowcroft and Sam Walton on guitars that alternate between howling feedback and poised melodicism, James Weaver, a pop-dub bass maestro whose minimalist style reveals a genius for conciseness, and motorik drummer Lucy Jamieson.

Dog Unit Tour dates
5 – Southampton, UK – Vinilo Record Store
6 – Oxford, UK – Truck Records
7 – Leeds, UK – Crash Records
18 – London, UK – The Lexington

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