The Dose release new single ‘Saline,’ the third track and video off their full-length debut album, which is set for release later this year.
“Saline” follows the release of “Thrill Of It” and “Vervain” and all three clips fit together as a short film, which can be seen HERE. The audio for all three was produced by Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden) and is the band’s first new music since the release of their 2016 self-titled debut EP.
US Fans can catch the band performing “Saline,” “Thrill Of It” and “Vervain” during sets on the upcoming Good Charlotte tour, which kicks off October 16 at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL. This fall they’ll join some of the biggest names in rock, including Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Alice In Chains and System Of A Down, at the Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals.
Over the course of the past few months, the Los Angeles-based duo of vocalist/guitarist Indio Downey and drummer/bassist Ralph Alexander have been drawing rave reviews from the likes of Consequence of Sound, who praised them for “injecting the legendary rock of yesteryear with the energy of today” and Guitar World, who lauded The Dose for its “Nineties-inspired firepower.” They’ve also garnered coverage from Alternative Press and Loudwire and have been racking up airplay from rock radio stations across the country.
Downey and Alexander have spent the past couple of years gigging up and down the west coast, sharpening a monolithic sound inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and The Sword. The latter is no easy feat for a two-man band. They began as a trio, but after their bass player was a no-show for an early gig, Downey and Alexander took the stage alone. They emerged surprised and newly inspired by their chemistry and never looked back, splitting for the South, where they toiled for a month to harness what they’d discovered in that first performance as a duo.
Much as the keyboardist for The Doors would handle a bass line with a single hand, or Rush frontman Geddy Lee will work bass-synth pedals when he switches from bass to keys, Alexander’s focused dedication ensures The Dose coalesces into something much bigger than the sum of its parts, as he transforms his drum kit and synth-pedals into a complete rhythm section.
Downey’s voice is rich, intimate, and immediate, spilling secrets about love and loss with full-throated charisma in the tradition of Kurt Cobain, mixed with the evocative melodic mood of Layne Staley. His guitar playing is similarly engaging: impossibly layered and dynamic yet cutting and catchy, swirling over top of the muscular rhythmic textures laid down by Alexander.
Together they deliver an invigorating signature sound with boots planted firmly in rock n’ roll’s past and every finger grabbing toward the future. This is music of liberation and determination, of strength through adversity and missives about hope, perseverance, discipline, and commitment, against a backdrop forged from a dizzying mixture.
Asked to describe the band’s sound, Downey says, “We write love songs and stories about staying positive that are largely influenced by the bands we love.”
Full US tour dates:
30 Sept – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
13 Oct – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
16 Oct – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
17 Oct – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
19 Oct – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
20 Oct – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
21 Oct – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
23 Oct – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
25 Oct – Toronto, ON – Rebel
26 Oct – Montreal, QC – MTelus
27 Oct – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
28 Oct – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
29 Oct – New York, NY – Terminal 5
01 Nov – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02 Nov – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
03 Nov – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
04 Nov – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
06 Nov – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
07 Nov – Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
09 Nov – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10 Nov – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
11 Nov – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
12 Nov – Houston, TX – House of Blues
14 Nov – Denver, CO Ogden Theater
15 Nov – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
16 Nov – Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House
17 Nov – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
18 Nov – Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
20 Nov – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
21 Nov – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
23 Nov – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
24 Nov – Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at The Palms