GET UP FOR THE SOCK-KNOCKIN’ NEW SINGLE FROM DOSED

Sunshine Coast’s very own sock-knockin’-rockers, Dosed, are set to release their second single ‘Reason To Smile’ on November 2.

The alt-rock trio from the Hinterland made their way down the mountain in 2017 and have been carving out their sound of 90s rock splashed with punk, funk and reggae. Reason To Smile is a track taken from their upcoming EP, and is the kind of tune that makes the day feel easy. Influencing any occasion with subtly, it’s catchy melody and genuine lyrics walk along a relaxed vibe while still aligning with their dancing ethos.

Oskar Campbell, vocals & guitar, explains, “The song is about remembering and enjoying the simple pleasures in life”.

From the surface it’s easy to get caught up in its feel-good groove, but a closer listen reveals that the song features lyrics that don’t exactly match up. Oz explains the he was sitting on the melody and the first line, ‘I gotta find a new friend, I’ve been getting bored of myself’, for a while.

“It wasn’t until a couple of months later that the rest of the song clicked into place. By then I was in a totally different headspace which has really shown up in the lyrics. It shifts to the positive.”

In a way, the song demonstrates the power that music has. You can start writing or listening to a song in a certain mood and finish up somewhere totally different. The band are keen to follow up from the live version of Reason To Smile which was recorded on Balcony TV in 2017.  

“It’ll be good to give our listeners the studio version. It’s one of our earlier tracks that we’ve always had in the set list. It’s fun, punchy and gets people going at gigs.” explains drummer Rory Stirton.

The official Single Launch is set for November 8 at The Milk Factory in Brisbane. The heritage pub is known for its support for live local music, tasty beers and a keen crowd.

The new track from Dosed with be out on all digital streaming platforms on November 2. If you have a listen and get around the launch party, you can bet your your bottom dollar Dosed will be giving you more than one reason to smile.

SCENESTR Premiere: Stream Dosed’s Debut Single ‘Too Crazy’

Dosed's debut single is titled 'Too Crazy'. Dosed’s debut single is titled ‘Too Crazy’.

Brisbane/ Sunshine Coast alternative rock trio, Dosed release their debut single ‘Too Crazy’ tomorrow. Today, scenestr has an exclusive stream of the track for your listening pleasure.

‘Too Crazy’ was originally written by the group’s lead singer and guitarist, Oskar Campbell, as an application for admittance into university. The track has since evolved and Dosed feel it best encapsulates the energy they create at a live show.

“Oz spent a solid week down in the jam room recording all the instruments and then decided to put the vocals in there last minute. We didn’t see him, he only came up for Jatz and cheese at about 3pm each day,” drummer Rory Stirton says.

“It was a solo project that was quite produced and didn’t sound like a song we’d play as a band, but then we just started jamming it out at practice and it evolved into what it is today.”

“Lyrically, the song doesn’t have a single theme to it,” adds Oskar Campbell, “but it is more a representation of how thoughts can be scattered and overwhelming sometimes.”

With stated influences including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime and Sticky Fingers, Dosed’s bass player Noah Webbe shares how the trio approach making music. “After a while of playing together we soon discovered we had the most fun playing upbeat music with people really getting into the dancefloor. So we try keep that in mind when writing music.

“We never set out to play a certain type of music or fit into a particular genre. Growing up together we had a significant impact on each other’s lives and taste in music, so our sound is just a result of what each of us brings to the table and years of jamming to make it all flow.”

‘Too Crazy’ will be available on digital streaming services from 29 June.

Dosed Tour Dates

Sat 14 Jul – Solbar (Sunshine Coast)
Thu 19 Jul – Barbara Bar (Brisbane)
Sat 28 Jul – Music Industry College (Brisbane)

NEW SINGLE COMING SOON

 

We spent some time in the studio recently. You can expect some tunes to be released and we’ll officially be launching on digital streaming platforms. We have some seriously good stuff in the works and can’t wait to share!

Sunshine Coast Live Music Interview –

Check out our latest #interludeaplannedinterruption with the awesome guys from Dosed. Catch them at Solbar on the 28th of April 👌🤟

Posted by Sunshine Coast Live Music on Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Tins & Gigs

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On Thursday night Tins & Gigs had a few beers at the The Zoo in Brissy and caught up with Noah, Oskar and Rory from Sunshine Coast based band, Dosed. Their musical finesse & unique guitar riffs leave you feeling like you should be tipping back an ice cold brew and chatting to mates about these musical talents that rate with the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Thirsty Merc. During our chat we found out that although the boys have been mates since before primary school, not all of them were into music from the start.“I remember in primary school he [Rory] was a tapper, but he was quite good,” said Noah, “It just so happened that he always wanted to play drums.” With frontman Oskar on guitar and vocals, Noah on bass and after Noah’s Dad hooked Rory up with a drum kit, Dosed was formed.After speaking with band manager, Kylie, our suspicions of the bands musical inspirations were confirmed.“Yeah you get pretty bored with the music on road trips with the boys, it’s just RHCP and Sticky Fingers the whole time,” she said with a chuckle.Not to mention the subtle salute to Chilli Peppers track ‘Dosed’ where they got the idea for their band name.We asked these legends what their favourite brew is these days and seemed to be easily pleased with whatever they could get and as long as the funds were there.“Stone & Wood if we can afford it.” Rory laughed.Do yourselves a favour, click the link; https://www.triplejunearthed.com/embed/5907391,check out the boys unearthed, grab a tin, sit back and wrap your listeners around Dosed and reminisce about the bands that made you fall in love with music from the start. Cheers guys & enjoy.. – Burkey #tinsandgigs 🍺🎵

Posted by Tins & Gigs on Sunday, 25 February 2018

 

On Thursday night Tins & Gigs had a few beers at the The Zoo in Brissy and caught up with Noah, Oskar and Rory from Sunshine Coast based band, Dosed.

These guys are Australia’s (if not the worlds) answer to the heart wrenching void that was left behind when Sticky Fingers went on hiatus in early 2017. Their musical finesse & unique guitar riffs leave you feeling like you should be tipping back an ice cold brew and chatting to mates about these musical talents that rate with the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Thirsty Merc.

During our chat we found out that although the boys have been mates since before primary school, not all of them were into music from the start.

“I remember in primary school he [Rory] was a tapper, but he was quite good,” said Noah, “It just so happened that he always wanted to play drums.”

With frontman Oskar on guitar and vocals, Noah on bass and after Noah’s Dad hooked Rory up with a drum kit, Dosed was formed.

After speaking with band manager, Kylie, our suspicions of the bands musical inspirations were confirmed.

“Yeah you get pretty bored with the music on road trips with the boys, it’s just RHCP and Sticky Fingers the whole time,” she said with a chuckle.

Not to mention the subtle salute to Chilli Peppers track ‘Dosed’ where they got the idea for their band name.

We asked these legends what their favourite brew is these days and seemed to be easily pleased with whatever they could get and as long as the funds were there.

“Stone & Wood if we can afford it.” Rory laughed.

Do yourselves a favour, click the link;

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/…/5907…,

check out the boys unearthed, grab a tin, sit back and wrap your listeners around Dosed and reminisce about the bands that made you fall in love with music from the start.

Cheers guys & enjoy..

– Burkey

#tinsandgigs 🍺