The Doups

The Doups

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Recently The Doups were Top 5 Runners up for best unsigned band in Europe. The Supajam Fast Track to Heineken FIB 2009 Competition had over 2000 entries. The same year saw The Doups support the Offspring and a FNAC promotional tour. In December 2009 The Doups Supported Franz ferdinand in Lisbon.

Biography

The Doups present their debut release in Sept 2009. A Portuguese indie/rock band formed in 2007 in Setúbal. The band consists of João Rodrigues (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Nuno Cunha (lead guitar and backing vocals), Gustavo Andrade (bass guitar) and André Rosa (drums and percussion).

‘Six O’clock Shadow’ introduces The Doups as a band overflowing with energy. Big guitar riffs pull you one way, just as the vocals sneak in with effortless charm the other. Comparisons to The Strokes and The Hives have been made and not unjustly. A perfect introduction for their debut album (currently in production), due early 2010.

An invitation to record in Southern Studios, London, with producer Harvey Birrell. saw The Doups enter and win best regional garage band to pay for their flights to the UK. While tracks were still being mixed The Doups entered a special mix of ‘Try Lie Die Whatever’ into the Supajam "Fast track to Heineken FIB" Competition with over 900 other bands across Europe and over 1600 tracks. The band was announced as TOP 5 finalists and flown to London to play a show with 4 other bands in front of 7 music industry judges. Finishing, as "runners up", Supajam release ‘Try Lie Die’ (supajam mix) digitally. The Doups Video is to be added to the Supajam Vidzone channel in January 2010.

Recently completing a promotional FNAC tour of Portugal and appearing at Portugal’s Rock One festival with The Offspring. The Doups have announced more dates for September and October with plans for their first UK tour to be announced shortly.

Lyrics

Try Lie Die Whatever

Written By: The Doups

I Won’t lie, because I want to try.
But won’t try because , don’t wanna cry.
But won’t cry, just don’t wanna fight.
But I’ll fight because I want it right!

I Won’t lie, because I want to try.
But won’t try because , don’t wanna cry.
But won’t cry, just don’t wanna fight.
But I’ll fight because I want it right!

Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…

When I tried to straighten up,
You kicked it down when I was in love.
You left me writing it down
I was too scared, I was feeling alone.

When I tried to straighten it up,
You kicked it down when I was in love.
You left me writing it down
I was too scared, I was feeling alone.

Strong wind, the weather's fine.
I’ll try to spend some happy time.
Afternoon …clouds approaching
Strong wind…This is Disgusting!!!

Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…

When I tried to straighten it up,
You kicked it down when I was in love.
You left me writing it down
I was too scared, I was feeling alone.

I Won’t lie, because I want to try.
But won’t try because , don’t wanna cry.
But won’t cry, just don’t wanna fight.
But I’ll fight because I want it right!

I Won’t lie, because I want to try.
But won’t try because , don’t wanna cry.
But won’t cry, just don’t wanna fight.
But I’ll fight because I want it right!

Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…

Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…
Try, lie, die, die, die, whatever…

Discography

"Try Lie Die Whatever" (Supajam Mix) - Single - Radio play
"Six O´clock Shadow EP" - 4 track EP out Sept 28th 2010

Set List

from hard hitting 20 minute showcases to 1 1/2 hour full on fantastic gigs. Great reviews from the Franz Ferdinand Support.