Whether supporting Slaughter Beach, Dog or headlining their own mini-tour of shows, Bristol’s Dogeyed are building a fanbase that really seems to identify with their jovial melancholia, their amiable moodiness and their ability to simply rock out. It’s always a pleasure to watch them interact on stage, the band bubbling with natural effervescence, their smiles frequently belying the more heavy emotional content of the songs. Harriet Elder gave us a brief check-in from lockdown, as well as making a very specific and special live music wish for the post-covid future:

“I’m currently studying at Bristol Uni which is continuing during the lockdown, so lots of remote learning and reading. I’m working up to being able to do a push-up, but it’s hard af. Any tips, please help. Musically, I’ve done a couple of live streams and have just got into the headspace where I can start writing songs.

“Prior to the weirdness we were planning shows/tours and scheduling time to record our next EP. It’s hard not to be close to Minty and Tim; hopefully we’ll still be able to write remotely together. My plans for 2020 are to take each day as it comes and be really fucking kind.”

See the video for ‘Dry’ here:

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Three words to describe my music…

Excessive whammy bar.

Last photo on my phone…

A video of someone boiling lemons.

Favourite Instagram account…

@catatonicyouths very very dumb but very very funny.

The best venue I’ve played…

Bush Hall in London with AJJ – huge, beautiful Edwardian venue.

Earliest song I remember…

My Dad singing ‘Waltzing Matila’ to me.

The worst job I’ve ever had…

Farm hand in the middle of nowhere working for scary, racist rednecks in Western Australia.

Favourite food on tour…

Anything that is free and doesn’t make you feel like garbage.

Favourite word…

Saccharine

Things that cheer me up…

Fart sounds, throwing rocks from a height, sunny days.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

Under the sea with all the fish doing backing vocals.

I think you should listen to…

Dogeyed and then listen to Horse Jumper of Love.

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

I’d actually really love my Dad to feel confident enough to play harmonica live; that would be who I’d want to see.

Find Dogeyed on Bandcamp here and all things Specialist Subject Records-related here.