Northern California punk-pop duo Dog Party formed in 2005 when the Giles sisters had their first practice, during which they wrote their first song.
Guitarist Gwendolyn was nine years old and drummer Lucy was six. Ever since that day, the sisters kept writing songs, practicing and playing the occasional show as they juggled music with school and growing up. They released their first record, a seven-song self-titled EP, in January 2009, then followed it two years later with the similarly self-released P.A.R.T.Y All Night. As the duo got more well-known and more musically accomplished, they began to play more shows, including a tour of Europe. Their music caught the ear of legendary NoCal punk label Asian Man
, who signed the duo up and released their second album, Lost Control, in the summer of 2013. They headed out on tour with their pal Kepi, formerly of the Groovie Ghoulies
, and ended up serving occasionally as his backing band. Along the way they hooked up with Burger Records
, who signed on with Asian Man
to co-release their next album. Produced again by local hero Chris Woodhouse, the duo made another leap forward with 2015's Vol. 4. Their upward swing continued on their next album, 2016's 'Til You're Mine, which was released in early July. ~ Tim Sendra, Rovi