Songs To Learn and Sing – Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High.

Dum Dum Girls

‘He Get’s Me High’ By Dum Dum Girls.

Dum Dum Girls follow up their debut I Will Be,’ which was also incidentally one of our very favourite albums of last year, with a new EP –‘He Gets Me High’. It continues in the gritty garage pop vein of their debut, which owed much to chief Dum Dum Girl Dee-Dee’s love of Patti Smith, Motown, The Mamas And The Papas and the Jesus and Mary Chain, but this time the production is a little more polished,  with Dee-Dee’s vocals  higher in the mix. Richard Gottehrer and Dee Dee share production duties  with  The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner and the results are spectacular, capturing the essence of the debut album whilst moving the band’s sound forward into new sonic territory without skipping a beat. The three original songs , ‘He Gets Me High,’ Take Care Of My Baby’ and ‘Wrong Feels Right’ all demonstrate once again what a fantastic songwriter Dee Dee  is, and as a bonus there’s also a sublimely  scuzzy cover of The Smiths ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ which whilst respecting the original, stamps the Dum Dum Girls sound all over it.

‘Wrong Feels Right’ by Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls He Gets Me High EP

The “He Gets Me High EP” is available via Sub Pop

And the band play a string of UK dates

UK DATES:
31-Mar UK Manchester Deaf Institute
01-Apr IRE Dublin Whelans
02-Apr UK Belfast Black Box
03-Apr UK Glasgow Stereo
04-Apr UK Leeds Brudenell Social
05-Apr UK London Dingwalls
06-Apr UK Brighton Komedia

3 comments

  1. DaveCromwell · March 5, 2011

    With the touch of Wagner and Gottehrer to guide you – how can you go wrong?

    Here’s something from the first time I saw the DDG’s

    http://davecromwellwrites.blogspot.com/2010/04/dum-dum-girls-live-at-webster-hall.html

    Coincidentally enough – I’m off to see them again tonight😉

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