Indie, Pop, Rock
Finley Miller - Lead Vox/Guitar Luke Gregory - Guitar Finn 'Diggsy' Diggles - Guitar Ruby Lee - Bass Oliver Whitaker - Drums
Teenage Fanclub, The Stone Roses, Blur, Slowdive, The Lemonheads
Dopamine is a five-piece indie rock band. With a sound ranging from post-punk to britpop, the band have been performing their distinct sound around their local stomping ground of Brisbane, Australia. Having an affinity for 60's pop and 90's alternative, the group melds chiming guitar lines with swirling harmonies and a groove-heavy rhythm section.
"Now releasing their debut EP, the band is looking to push themselves into the next eschalon of Brisbane music, and it’s safe to say they’re more than ready.
While the songs’ pop sensibilities are a sure wave to explosive Aussie acts like Hockey Dad and Middle Kids, the guitar layers in I Lie and Headline Disgrace dig Dopamine their own niche in the pop-rock sound, where fuzzy blankets of layered sound engulf listeners in warm hugs.
Lyrically, Outlaw largely plays with themes of social outcast, perceptions of reality and finding confidence in oneself. In an age where young people are constantly held to unreasonable expectation and bombarded by images they’re pushed to ‘aspire’ to, Dopamine’s themes encourage cutting through social norms and traditions to find one’s true self - an important message for lost youths of today.
All in all, Dopamine’s debut effort is an excellent sample of what’s to come. It’s tantalising, intriguing and a real tease."