Camden Crawl Critical Conclusions for….Dog is Dead (2012 Camden Crawl Review)

Day 2 of the 2012 Camden Crawl is slowly winding down. PeteHatesMusic is at the Camden Crawl, and giving a gig by gig review as they happen. Below is our Camden Crawl Critical Conclusions for….Dog is Dead.

Venue: Electric Ballroom

First Impressions: Good rhythms and vocal harmonies from the Nottingham 5-piece.

Stage Presence: 8/10 – Seemed and acted like a veteran rock band.

Crowd Reaction: 7.5/10 – Bobbed their heads, swayed their arms, and cheered at the right parts. Not overly excited.

Banter: 8/10 – Asked how the festival was, told the crowd they were too mellow, and accused us of being drunk. Called that last one correctly.

Number of times they said their band name: Just once at the end. Seems to be the norm

Water/alcohol/neither: I saw cans of Carlsberg on stage, but the only things I saw being drunk were bottles of water. Posers!

Number of drunk guys annoying the girl (with the boyfriend) in front of me: 2. They pulled the flower in the girl’s hair. The girl stared back. The guy did nothing. A hero, he is not.

Number of girls these 2 charmers annoyed during the set: 5. And you wonder why you’re single.

The Last Word: 7.5/10 – Despite having been around for awhile, I don’t know much from Dog is Dead. While well-seasoned and good musicians, and despite having a few good jams, they come off as a bit run of the mill and generic for my liking. Nothing really stood out and the choruses didn’t hook me. Bonus points for the sax, though. And their new single is pretty solid.

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