Perth hardcore punk band Desert Dogs have released a video for their second single ‘Death of a Salesman’. We chatted to Wooly (guitar/vocals) and JB (drums) about their new track and their plans for 2020.
“Death of a Salesman is a song about being blindsided by someone you thought was on your side. We wanted to convey a mental war that feels like it is never going to end. The ‘riffs everywhere’ approach to the track hopefully helps convey this emotion.”
For a song loosely themed around betrayal, there sure are a lot of BMX riders in the video. Any connection there?
“Not at all! We got asked by our mate Brendan to play a BMX event out in the hills. We honestly didn’t know what to expect and were amazed with what was on display when we arrived; gnarly jumps and an incredible sense of community. They had apparently been building the courses for around a decade! It doesn’t match the themes of the song but definitely has the same level of energy.”
Cool! What are your plans for the rest of the year?
“We just started recording a 5 track EP which we’ll release and tour mid year. Before then we’ve got a bunch of rad shows through February and March before Friends and All Fest in May.”
Catch Desert Dogs at one of their upcoming gigs:
Sat 29/2: Buffalo Club Freo w/ The Sperts, Tomas Ford, This Is Spudgun
Fri 6/3: 459 Bar North Perth w/ House Arrest, Nein, Two For Flinching and Neve
Fri 20/3: Lucy’s Love Shack w/ Nankasi and Stonehands
Fri 27/3: Corner Bar Margaret River w/ Bloody Hollys, Blindspot and Ocean Drive
Sat 9/5: FNA Fest w/ Gyroscope, Teenage Bottlerocket and plenty more!