Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Camp Cope, Tired Lion, WAAX


band members

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


Influences

Hockey Dad, Ruby Fields, Good Doogs, Press Club, Slowly Slowly


Unearthed artists we like

TOTTY, Dear Seattle, Good Doogs, New Boon


Bio

Coming to life in a garage in Bundoora, Dover Island combined their individual lack of talent
to birth their own kind of indie-rock.

In 2018 the band dropped their debut EP Participation Award, featuring an variety of sounds from upbeat anthems such as Casey, Gin and Tonic and 17, and powerful ballads such as Lullaby. The band quickly made their footprint in the Melbourne music scene after this, playing dozens of local gigs alongside iconic bands such as Slowly Slowly, Approachable Members and Surf Trash.

In 2019, Holly Ditchfield joined the band completing the lineup. The four-piece is now back in the studio gearing up to unleash some huge tracks to the world.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

17 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

Rough, punchy and made to be played LOUD outta that garage on the street of yours. You'll get all the neighbours out for a street party with this one.

Rough, punchy and made to be played LOUD outta that garage on the street of yours. You'll get all the neighbours out for a street party with this one.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

gritty and strident. letting dover island make a racket next time they show up at my house party.

gritty and strident. letting dover island make a racket next time they show up at my house party.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

02 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

Ruff and ready Australian squall from this trio. They clatter a good kitchen's worth of pots and pans on this recording, I'm keen to hear them keeping on.

Ruff and ready Australian squall from this trio. They clatter a good kitchen's worth of pots and pans on this recording, I'm keen to hear them keeping on.