Dodgy

Dodgy

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‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’ is certainly worth the wait. Deeper and more mature but with bigger choruses and stronger melodies, it is the first collection of new songs from the original line-up Nigel Clark, Andy Miller and Mathew Priest, since the platinum selling 'Free Peace Sweet' album.

Biography

Dodgy were originally together for seven years and in that time, released three albums totalling over a million sales worldwide and had 12 Top 40 singles, including Staying Out For The Summer, If You're Thinking Of Me and Good Enough. Dodgy sold out the Brixton Academy for three nights in a row and were awarded an unprecedented 90-minute Saturday evening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival.

The English trio began their climb to fame in 1992, releasing three singles on their own Bostin Records label, later signing to A&M. The partnership with A&M generated three albums of life affirming, beautifully crafted songs - The Dodgy Album (1993), Homegrown (1994) and Free Peace Sweet (1996).

Live performance was always integral to the Dodgy experience. When the band first formed they started the infamous Dodgy Club to ensure that the audience got more than just a band on stage. A dedicated touring band (in one 12-month period between 94/95 they played almost 250 shows) Dodgy built a large devoted and loyal fan base. Their positivity and warm hearted songs made Dodgy the perfect festival band.

In a bittersweet twist of fate, it was the dying wish of close friend and crew member, Andy Moore that brought them back together in 2008 and they all agreed that life was too short. And anyway they have forgotten why they split up in the first place.

Since they have been back together, Dodgy have played an extremely successful set of reunion shows culminating in an overwhelming finale at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Like prodigal sons, they have been welcomed back to the festival circuit with open arms and were asked back to play Glastonbury once again.

Having spent the Spring of 2011 in a studio in the Malvern Hills, writing and recording a new album, the band went to Denton, Texas to work on mixing the songs with Matt Pence (John Grant, Midlake). "Stand Up In A Cool Place" will be released on Strikeback Records in February 2012, and following an extensive Autumn/Winter tour of the UK where the Dodgy previewed the entire album live, it is already attracting press comparisons with CSNY and Fleet Foxes.

Discography

LPs:
The Dodgy Album (1993)
Homegrown (1994)
Free Peace Sweet (1996)
Real Estate (2001)
Stand Upright In A Cool Place (2012)

Numerous singles, many of which playlisted.