Topshelf Records and Big Scary Monsters have announced the signing of UK band Doe. The trio will be releasing their full length Grow into It, on September 28th. The album takes influence from bands like The Breeders and The Cars, and aims to be, “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.” Doe will tour behind Grow into It, starting September 1st in London, England, all dates will be with Speedy Ortiz. Along with news, the band recently shared the Jack Barraclough directed video for “Heated.”
Doe have played sold out shows on both sides of the Atlantic, wowed SXSW audiences and toured with the likes of LVL UP, Jeff Rosenstock and Honeyblood. They recently celebrated their fifth year together with a sold out headline show at London’s Paper Dress Vintage. Not content with stopping there, Doe have now signed to renowned indie labels Big Scary Monsters and Topshelf Records to release their second record – Grow into It, produced by Matthew Johnson (Hookworms, Suburban Home Studio).
“Grow into It is an album about the ageing process and growth” explains singer and guitarist Nicola Leel. “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)”
Grow into it
Top Shelf records
Labour like I Do
One at a Time
But It All Looks the Same
Here in the Dirt
September 1, 2018 – London @ Big Scary Monster’s Big Day Out
October 17, 2018 – London @ The Garage*
October 18, 2018 – Nottingham @ Rough Trade Nottingham*
October 19, 2018 – Leeds @ Belgrave Music Hall*
October 20, 2018 – Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds*
October 22, 2018 – Glasgow @ Stereo*
October 23, 2018 – Manchester @ Now Wave Venue*
October 24, 2018 – Brighton @ Patterns*
October 25, 2018 – Bristol @ The Louisiana*
October 28, 2018 – Gainesville, FL, US @ The FEST – Loosey’s
* with Speedy Ortiz