INTERVIEW & REVIEW: GOOD DOOGS TALK TOURING, TATTS AND STITCHING UP YOUR MATES

With summer just around the corner there was no better time for WA party starter Good Doogs to hit Adelaide as part of their So Dumb Tour.

Hailing from the West Australian coastal town of Mandurah, Good Doogs are known for their party surf vibe and on off stage antics.

The three piece band sold out their Friday night gig at Rocket Bar & Rooftop, which is hardly surprising when they’ve been racking up the frequent flyer points by lapping the country supporting the likes of fellow West Australians Tired Lion.

In fact, it was only two months ago they made the trip over to Adelaide and front man Dylan Brown says they are pretty keen to get back to us.

“It’s super fun going to different places and experiencing the uniqueness of each city and Adelaide is no exception,” he says. “[but] Dry zones and Yiros. What’s going on there?”

Delicious Greek dishes aside, spending so much time on the road the guys tend to get up to some mischief.

“Asher left his really expensive Stratocaster in my car one night and I thought it would be a good idea to teach him a lesson,” Dylan laughs. “A week later he was driving around frantically looking for it, checking CCTV, calling the insurance company and cops.”

Fortunately, these lovable larrikins had all their instruments when they took to the stage last Friday night, treating the crowd to a massive thirteen track set list.

Dollar For A Durry’ was followed up with a raw and gritty version of Nirvana’s About A Girl’, and the crowd surf was up as punters launched themselves off the stage to So Dumb’ and ‘Feel Home’.

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Fresh new music like Want That’, only released last week was well received by the surging crowd with most of them already knowing the lyrics.

‘Nothing To Do’ may have closed the set but the party was only just getting started, because with sold out gigs across the country it will be some time before Good Doogs find themselves with nothing to do.

Good Doogs will be playing shows along the east coast throughout August and September finishing up their tour in Brissy at Festival Of The Sun.

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Words and photos by Katrina Hall

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