Sunday, 29 March 2009

Doin' the dø

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.


Marianthi said...

Hmm, that's a difficult one. 'Stay' is really nice but the other one is way too long. I don't know what I think! This is a tragedy. Hope you're happy.

Kippers said...

It is an absolute tragedy. Honestly, these so-called pop stars and their overlong songs. Pah! (Give it another chance though - it's great!)

I went curling last night, which made me very happy (despite the fact that I'm a bit rubbish at it). Hope things are good with you also!