Donjon Doxy
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Donjon Doxy

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway
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"SpaceScan10 #27: King’s Light Infantry and Donjon Doxy"

This Friday’s SpaceScan presents two acts from Norway and Denmark. First up are Donjon Doxy, a trio from Oslo, who’s represented by the progressive indie-punk title track from their debut EP ‘How Deep Is The Sea’, and they’re followed by Aarhus based quintet King’s Light Infantry, who dabble in catchy indierock, represented here by the excellent ‘Home’ from their debut EP ‘Crops’. Hope you like it…
Donjon Doxy (NO) (Photo)
From Oslo, Norway, comes this trio who work under the moniker Donjon Doxy. They’ve got four songs streaming on MySpace (all sounding a little like rough demos), but recently they finished their debut EP ‘How Deep Is The Sea’ which is said to come out soon. Here’s the title track, a piece of progressive indie-punk with a bit of pop catchyness lurking around the corners, for you to check out.


Read more: http://allscandinavian.com/4046/spacescan10-27-kings-light-infantry-and-donjon-doxy/#ixzz0xNCwLW3k - Peter Krogholm / allscandinavian.com


"Five star from the underground"

Donjon Doxy is one of many bands that gives everything at “Musikkfest” in Oslo. But not many sound as tight, catchy and exciting as this trio from Gjerdrum.

“Musikkfest” is a concept that definitely is here to stay. Hundreds of bands fill venues all over Oslo on a Saturday in June, and some are definitely more promising than others.

Donjon Doxy is a rock trio from Romerike, which has received the honour of starting the event at Garage this sunny Saturday. The band consists of Øyvind Pedersen Noste (guitar, vocals), Øystein Monsen (drums) and Thomas Eggum (bass, vocals). The band takes the stage precisely at 16:00 and immediately takes the listener into a musical landscape where few have been before.

The band plays a kind of un-Norwegian and intense blend of indie and post rock. At the same time they focus on catchy melodies, and it’s fascinating to hear a band that is so immediately catchy and weird at the same time. The musicians have been inspired by most of the indie and alternative rock from the 90s. They perform five songs during thirty-five minutes and have the audience in the palm of their hand from the first guitar chord.

Noisy guitar, clearly and distinct indie bass and intense and insistent drums are the main ingredients in Donjon Doxy's music. Tracks like Oh Mother and Monster Alibi is immediately catchy and difficult at the same time.

The songs are performed by a band that apparently has spent many hours together in the rehearsal room. The trio has a sound and an expression that is already dynamic, rich and quite complete. Many indie fans would have pressed Donjon Doxy to their chest, if they heard the boys on vinyl, cd or mp3.

One can only hope that there are someone in the audience who are willing to release Norwegian rock talents in 2008. Donjon Doxy should definitely have a chance to play around in the studio, as they possibly could come up with a classic or three if they get the chance to do so.

Anders Dyrkorn

(translated from http://www.puls.no/15423.html) - Anders Dyrkorn / Puls.no


Discography

2010 - Children of the animals (Single)

2010 - How deeps is the sea EP (3 tracks, 25 min)

Demo with four tracks streaming at myspace

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Donjon Doxy plays energetic and catchy indie rock which often ventures into noisy punk and hardcore-influenced blowouts. Drummer Øystein Monsen is also a part of the euphoric noise rock band Izakaya Heartbeat, and some of this band’s hypnotic groove and noisy elements can be heard in Donjon Doxy as well. Some says it sounds like Modest Mouse on speed, others as a mixture of Blonde Redhead, Talking Heads and Blood Brothers. When the sources of inspiration are of such a variety it goes without saying that the music is full of contrasts, and the band knows how to use this to craft songs rich in dynamics.

Dark, dramatic and melancholic rock songs with pop catchiness, beautiful shoegaze guitars and angelic vocals, aggressive, noisy segments and screaming, barking and distorted electronics are all ingredients in Donjon Doxy’s music.

Other important influences are Pixies and My Bloody Valentine.

The band has played lots of shows in Oslo, has been recommended by “NRK Urørt”, the website Uhort.no picked them out as “Artist of the week” and the music video for the song "Builder" has had rotation on Norway’s national television, NRK.

They are now back after a concert break where they focused on their debut EP "How deep is the sea", which was recorded in the studio of Norway’s Harry's Gym and mixed by Bjarne Stensli from the same band. The EP will be released this summer and the band is looking forward to share new material with the audience!

"The band plays a kind of un-Norwegian and intense blend of indie and post rock. At the same time they focus on catchy melodies, and it is fascinating to hear a band that is so immediately catchy and weird at the same time."

Anders Dyrkorn - Puls.no

Links:

http://www.donjondoxy.com
http://www.myspace.com/donjondoxy