Spiel: Clear Vinyl LPLPNW5795IE
Label: New West Records
Release Date: 26th January
What a satisfying listen this is, the waves of reverbed fuzzy guitars just wash over you, the melodies and sharp rhythms cut through like it's riding the surf. Could be one of the great alt-rock guitar records of the year.
For those who dig: Pile, Protomartyr, Duster, Pavement, Elliott Smith, Dinosaur Jr...
Introducing Office Dog, hailing from Otepoti/Dunedin and residing in Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland - The trio, led by Kane Strang on guitar/ vocals, alongside Rassani Tolovaa on bass and Mitchell Innes on drums, present their debut album Spiel -- out January 26, 2023 via New West Records Records
Assembling intricate musical collages, Office Dog fearlessly explore the depths of complex emotions through layers of tension, release, and celestial lyricism.
Office Dog formed in 2021. Amidst a busy solo career, front-person Kane Strang sought a more collaborative musical outlet. He teamed up with fellow musicians and previous collaborators Mitchell Innes and Rassani Tolovaa, and the trio began writing together across various locations in Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. Over the next year, fragments began assembling into songs, ultimately culminating in the creation of Office Dog's debut full- length album, 'Spiel', recorded in collaboration with producer De Stevens at Roundhead Studios and mastered by Jonathan Pearce (The Beths).