Dog Is Dead drummer Daniel Harvey returning to North Lincolnshire for special gigs
The drummer from Radio 1 favourites Dog is Dead is to return home following the release of the band’s first album.
Daniel Harvey will perform at South Axholme Academy along with the four other members of the band on Tuesday, October 9.
This is the day after the band releases its debut album, All Our Favourite Stories.
The band will also perform at the HMV store in Scunthorpe from 5.30pm on the same evening.
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He said: “It was an idea that we decided to do as a band.
“Everyone at South Axholme has been really good and I am looking forward to going back.”
After finishing at John Leggott College, Harvey went on to study maths at Leeds University, where he met the other members of the band.
“After a year of study there was an opportunity through some mutual friends,” he said.
There was a band that I was a fan of and they were looking for a drummer.”
Harvey has never looked back since and took the decision a year ago to defer his university place and is confident it was the right decision to make.
“The life of a student and being in a band are not too dissimilar, but rather than going to lectures you are travelling round the country in a van,” he said.
“The last year has been absolutely brilliant. I have played in about 30 festivals, three UK tours and toured around Europe.
“It has been surprising how much we have been able to do in the last year.
“There has not been much time for a break.”
Harvey described the band’s music as ‘harmonious pop, soulful, with a slightly darker edge.’
Similar artists to the group include Bombay Bicylce Club and Foals, and Harvey said this type of music was proving extremely popular at the moment.
The group has also had lots of support and play-time on Radio 1, including Huw Stephens picking them as his favourite track of the week.
“The guys have been together for about five years, with me for the last year, so they have been working towards this album for five years, telling the story of us as a relatively young band,” he said.
“The album, and what people generally know us for is quite uplifting but some songs are certainly more dark.
“It is a good time to be involved in this scene, with bands of a similar ilk doing really well. it is cool to be part of something that a lot of people of people are supporting. The younger generation want to hear a proper band.
“When we go up on stage it is just five guys with no background music.
“We are getting some good Radio 1 coverage and we hope to sell as many records as we can.
“Huw Stephens and Fearne Cotton have been absolutely brilliant to us. They have really got behind us and like what we do.”
For more details on the band go to www.dogisdead.co.uk