Every week, as Thursday night ticks into Friday morning, Dork HQ stays up late digging for bangers. Hoping to find the odd unexpected track, we’re often happy enough to come out with the odd catchy b-side.
But, Dear Reader, this week, we’ve got something special for you. If you keep your ear to the ground, you may already be aware of Ed The Dog. With a few singles under his collar, some decent radio support in the right places, and an ear for catchy-as-all-hell indie, the pedigree is good. Today (27th July) sees the release of new album ‘Shame’, and it’s great.
All written, performed, recorded and mixed by former Fish Tank frontman Ed Wetenhall, it’s a lo-fi throwback that sounds very much like the kind of thing we’d like to make our present.
“At its core,” Ed explains, “the album is about growing up and into yourself. The songs focus on my many experiences grappling with anxiety and guilt, pulling them apart methodically as I do and trying to work out where I fit in amongst the pieces. It’s a chaotic and visceral experience, but ultimately it’s about finding out who you are and making sense of the chaos life throws at you.”
We say: bangers.
You can check out the full album below, but if you want a quick taster, head straight to the title track. That’ll do you nicely.