On their MySpace page Finnish-French duo the dø - pronounced ''dough'', as in the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Si-Do scale - list their influences as: Bartok, BECK, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Nico, Igor Stravinsky, Kiss The Change, Bird, The Last Poets, Coltrane, Bjork, Monte, Muddy Waters, Mingus, Eminem, The WuTangClan, Lauryn Hill, Betty Davis, Queen, The Beatles, Tom Waits, Art Pepper, Frank Zappa, Young Marble Giants, Duke Ellington, The White Stripes , Peaches, Michael Jackson, Joanna Newsom and Patti Smith.
Ironic, then, that there's no mention of The Cardigans, as that's the band who the dø sound most like (at least on the tracks I'm featuring today. In fairness, though, they do embrace all sorts of different genres on other songs).
Anyway, to borrow from the modern "street" vernacular: I blinking well love these songs and no perishing mistake, mother fudgers!
the dø - At Last mp3
the dø - Stay (Just a Little Bit More) mp3
(mp3s available for a week)
Buy the dø's debut album A Mouthful here.
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