I like this, mostly because it is different. Sometimes so much of what I listen to becomes a constant hum, an occasional memorable riff makes the same same all the more bearable but something out of the ordinary always pricks my ears. So when a band like The Dø comes along it acts like a fog clearing head cleaner. The French/Finnish duo are eclectic to say the least and much of what I’ve heard of them does point to a unique sense of what music should sound like. ‘At Last’ is less experimental that most of their tunes but it’s where I’ve laid my hat. Olivia Merilahti sounds as deliciously exotic as she looks but her multi-instrumental playing partner Dan Levy is equally adept at the alluring tease (their debut LP is called ‘A Mouthful’). ‘At Last!’ may pass you by initially but give it time to grow and those retro guitar haircuts will soon be shown up for the pale imitators that they truly are. KD
The Dø – At Last!