DogGone looks to the past for their musical influence on their reminiscent rock sound. This London quintet work old folk rock influences like Jeff Buckley with a dash of the Smiths thrown in for good measure into their single Candle Still Burns. The second song off their mini-EP The Mark Humans leave are too often Scars is reminiscent of Jeff Buckley’s rendition of Hallelujah, with its drifting chords and Josh Esaw’s warbling vocals that echo, creating a very isolated and somber feel, like the song is being sung to an empty room.
DogGone’s sound is definitely influenced by some amazing artists, the only problem is that they may be too reminiscent of bands past. Instead of taking their influences and making them into something new, you can almost listen to the song and pick out distinct parts that were directly influenced by specific folk and british rock acts from the early 70’s and 80’s.
However, this band will definitely be ones to watch as they gain more experience and get some mileage on them. Go give DogGone a listen and a “Like” on Facebook and their mini-EP The Marks Humans Leave Are Too Often Scars is now available via the DogGone’s bandcamp page.