One of Newcastle’s best kept secrets is about to be exposed. dave the band, Newcastle’s exciting 3-piece indie-rock band have released their brand new single, Where You Are, taken from their long-awaited debut album, Slob Stories out August 28 via believe.
“Where You Are was one of the first tracks written on the album. I felt like it had a different feeling and mood to our previous releases and was the catalyst for the shift in tone and themes throughout the album.
It’s also the first dave song to only have one vocal take throughout the whole track – normally I would sing it twice through to give a chorus effect. When I suggested singing it a second time, Steve said in his deadpan way, “or you could not double everything,” so we stuck with the one take.” Explains vocalist, Noah Church.
The video was filmed and edited by Noah which showcases him riding his bike in Newcastle. Where You Are follows from singles Ultrahard, Get Smart and Fine!
Slob Stories was recorded in Chicago with none other than Steve Albini (Nirvana, The Pixies), who perfectly captured the band’s raw energy and brain-to-page intensity of Noah’s songwriting. Building off the promise of a string of early EPs, Slob Stories is a fully realised work of emotional scale and scope and shows a different side to Noah’s song writing.
Combining a punk, DIY ethos with heartfelt and honest songs, dave the band are much more than your typical rock band, drawing influences from artists such as You Am I, Built To Spill, Pixies and Custard; introduced to them by their music fanatic, vinyl-collecting parents.
dave the band have performed with some of their biggest influences such as You Am I, British India, Dune Rats, The Hard Aches and Bootleg Rascal as well as playing events such as Gumball, No Worries Festival, Moruya (Touch Sensitive, The Vanns), Raave Tapes, Shut Down, The Argyle House (Good Boy, Kwame) and The Cambridge Hotel’s Boxing Day Party (Dear Seattle, Rackett, Maddy Jane).
Newcastle has seen its fair share of loud rock bands over the years, but few have been as raucous and high energy as dave the band in full flight.
PRE-ORDER SLOB STORIES HERE
SLOB STORIES TRACK LISTING:
02. Where You Are
03. Footy Socks
04. Get Smart
10. Eating Me Up