Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Camp Cope, Tired Lion, WAAX, Dear Seattle, Sly Withers


band members

Holly O'Kelly - Vox and Guitar Jackson Spessot - Bass Nathan Gunn - Drums Holly Ditchfield - Guitar


Influences

Hockey Dad, Ruby Fields, Dune Rats, Press Club, Slowly Slowly


Website

www.doverislandband.com

Bio

Dover Island are Melbourne’s okayest band. Their self-branded ‘heartbreak rock’ combines loud distorted guitars, huge drums and anthemic, emotional lyrics to create a sound you never knew you needed.

Forming in a dusty garage in 2017, the band began with Holly O’Kelly [lead vocals, guitar] and Nathan Gunn [drums] soon joined by Jackson Spessot [bass], with Holly Ditchfield [vocals, guitar] completing the lineup just this year. The band have worked hard to establish themselves, building quite the impressive gig portfolio - supporting sold-out shows for the likes of Slowly Slowly, Approachable Members of Your Local Community and Surf Trash [NSW].

The band’s debut single ‘Casey’ dropped on triple j Unearthed in February 2019, and within the first week ranked ninth on the indie charts - receiving a warm reception from the online community. triple j's Declan Byrne described 'Casey' as “Punk tinged goodness”.

Then, in March, the band launched their first EP Participation Award with a raucous party for 100 of their closest friends. Cutting their teeth in the studio with Ben Stewart (Slowly Slowly), the band were stoked to make their debut. Dover Island pride themselves on their DIY attitude, and that didn’t waver going into recording, getting their hands dirty every step of the way.

After playing shows all around Melbourne testing the waters with their new material, the band have finally announced their next single titled 'Bad Advice Club' which will be released Nov 29. A song about the bad decisions, awkward situations and regrettable stories that come with being in your teens. To top it all off, Dover revealed they will be throwing a huge All Ages launch party to celebrate! At the iconic Wrangler Studios, the show will feature local up-and-comers Forever Renter, Sprung Bad and Barely Conscious!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

09 Jan 2020

Triple J
35

I wanna bring this epic kinda energy into 2020.

I wanna bring this epic kinda energy into 2020.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Dec 2019

Triple J
35

love it when the song ups the pace and the heart.

love it when the song ups the pace and the heart.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

14 Nov 2019

Triple J
35

Hello? Cool Legend Patrol? It's me again. I've located some more cool legends. This time it's a group of cool legends called Dover Island. Yes, I -- ok. Happy to hold. Thanks.

Hello? Cool Legend Patrol? It's me again. I've located some more cool legends. This time it's a group of cool legends called Dover Island. Yes, I -- ok. Happy to hold. Thanks.