From a dusty dirt track deep in the Mallee come the Dip Road Dogs, who today have announced their new single “Serenity Now”, releasing on all streaming platforms January 14th.
Dave from the band explains, “Serenity Now” was a riff we’d had for a while that felt very generic but we played around with some different structures and came up with a demo in early 2018. Once we got to Nashville to record it a few ideas got thrown around and we basically turned the song on its head and started again which was a very frustrating process but we’re very happy with it now.
The song follows a man fed up with the world, who goes through a series of unfortunate events and eventually cracks. It’s a slow build rock song that builds into a big finish.
Dip Road Dogs are a group of friends who mostly reside in a house on Dip Road in the Mallee – with Oliver living in the far reaches of Western Victoria. As farmers, they found there was plenty of time and space to work on their tunes whilst stuck on machinery during harvest - so the boys began to put together some songs, as Dave explains, “Jack and I had been living on and off at the Dip Road house for three years or so when a mutual friend introduced Matt to the boys and he moved in. After a few welcome beers, the guitars came out and the rest is history. As none of the us were any good on the drums, Matt's brother Ollie joined the band and the Dogs were complete. With all of us being from farms, we have spent plenty of monotonous hours sitting on tractors thinking of riffs and what not which I guess has been positive looking back. Jack actually mastered the Harmonica whilst planting tomatoes!”
Stay tuned for news on the band’s debut EP Shakshuka in early 2020.
Dip Road Dogs is Jack Pay, Dave Chirnside, Oliver Close and Matthew Close.