From the left-wing city of Nijmegen (NL) emerge the catchy sounds of DOLS, a music project led by Chris Dols (1985) since 2015.
Both forming its creative heart, he and twin brother Stijn bring forth straightforward, pure, and heartfelt guitar pop tunes drenched in everyday histories of laughter, desire, and disaster – stories of lost and found loved ones, of life and death, of falling down and getting back up. The Dols brothers are significantly influenced by the rich heritage of British rock 'n roll, the ever-intriguing catalogues of The Beatles, The Smiths, I AM KLOOT, The Veils, and Oasis in particular. A bunch of friends assist them in turning imaginative sounds and envisaged song structures into recordings, mixing and mastering included. Their self-titled debut EP (2016), recorded in a rather primitive yet inspiring home-built studio, received a warm welcome by many. Currently, a follow-up LP is in the making, to be released in the first half of 2019. This release will appear more bold and chin-out than its predecessor. The songs got a great deal of attitude. For more information, check www.dolsmusic.net