Artist info

Genre

Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Wavves, Tired Lion, The Gooch Palms, Bleeding Knees Club, Weezer


band members

Jimmy and Lew


Influences

You Am I, The Vasco Era, The Pretty Littles, The Ramones


Gig

Sophisticated Dingo

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

27 Sep

The Old Bar

Melbourne, 3065

Fitzroy

8:00pm

Gig

Sophisticated Dingo

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

5 Oct

Exeter Hotel

Adelaide, 5000

Adelaide

8:00pm

Gig

Sophisticated Dingo

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

6 Oct

The Music Man

Central Victoria, 3550

Bendigo

8:00pm

Bio

Fresh out the kitchen, Melbourne’s Sophisticated Dingo have delivered upon early expectations of brash and gnarly garage rock, with the release of their much anticipated debut EP ‘TASTES JUST LIKE THE REAL THING’.

Bristling with attitude, the record offers an insight into a musicianship that is continuing to thrive off the back of successes that followed previous single releases in ‘YUPPIES’ and ‘HEAD TALK’. Sophisticated Dingo have found their rhythm with Tastes Just Like The Real Thing; that rhythm is gritty, bustling and unashamedly brazen.

Tonally, ‘Tastes Just Like The Real Thing’ plays in the same sonic environment that also seen the likes of WAAVES, The Gooch Palms and early Vasco Era shine in; the clangs of 60’s guitar melodies match perfectly with Lewis’ blistering vocals, while Jimmy proves to be a percussion powerhouse as the six-track EP hits its stride.

They’ve shared the stage with some killer bands including Tired Lion, British India, The Gooch Palms and Dear Seattle, which speaks volumes about their live show credentials. If these guys don’t get you moshing, then maybe check your pulse.

This year has seen the band on a hectic upswing, with Australian media and radio latching on to Sophisticated Dingo’s rollicking sounds favourably, quick to land them in the same league as the likes of Violent Soho, Skegss and WAAX. ‘Tastes Just Like The Real Thing’ is a further exploration of where Jimmy and Lew’s influences have come together and fused in producing concise and punchy pieces of chaos. Come September and October, Sophisticated Dingo will be serving their menu of self-proclaimed ‘trashy garage’ goodness to crowds along the east coast; why not make your reservation now?

“They belt out a hell of a sound for a two-piece, and are quickly becoming one of our favourite undiscovered rock acts in the country…” - Tone Deaf

“Loads of grunge, garage rock, fun sing-along lyrics and high energy.”
Triple J Unearthed, Claire Mooney

“Sophisticated Dingo are attacking garage pop with sheer brilliance, not to mention a touch of comedic allulre and cheeky attitude.” Happy Mag

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

17 Aug 2018

Triple J
35

agree with claire that there's snippets of hockey dad and that strained, pained feeling comes across perfectly.

agree with claire that there's snippets of hockey dad and that strained, pained feeling comes across perfectly.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

16 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

Your best yet. I can hear a bit of Hockey Dad in this. Keen to see this translating well through recording. It's got a bit of sunshine yet grunge too. Your live show is killer! Happy EP release day for Friday.

Your best yet. I can hear a bit of Hockey Dad in this. Keen to see this translating well through recording. It's got a bit of sunshine yet grunge too. Your live show is killer! Happy EP release day for Friday.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

06 Apr 2018

Triple J
35

Loads of grunge, garage rock, fun sing-along lyrics and high energy. Nice one boys!

Loads of grunge, garage rock, fun sing-along lyrics and high energy. Nice one boys!