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Josh Doyle - The End of Fear

Josh Doyle
The End of Fear EP Sampler

Heading your way on the 1st November 2004, ‘The End of Fear’ is the first release from ex-Dum Dums front man Josh Doyle. This sampler contains some snippets of the tracks, intended to tease our ears before the actual EP becomes available.

The songs certainly have a Dum Dums flavour, along the lines of ‘It Goes Without Saying’, but with the addition of lots of electronic sampling that, rather than detracting from the rock sound, adds oomph to the chorus. The music itself is an electro-emo with huge chorus lines and loads of hooks, with Josh Doyle’s distinctive vocal delivering it all with plenty of emotion.

On a technical level, the tracks offer eccentric beats sampled from camera clicks and other miscellaneous sources that fizz and crackle behind fluid bass and a mixture of acoustic and electric guitars. On a musical level, Josh Doyle has managed to produce a collection of songs that capture the appeal of the Dum Dums while adding an experimental tszuj.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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