North Coast Alt-Country boys the Doots.
North Coast Alt-Country boys the Doots. Contributed

Country music band Doot releases self-titled EP

NORTHERN New South Wales Coast four-piece Doot have released a self-titled EP that is hitting the right note with country music fans.

The band, comprising accomplished artists Dave Irving (vocals and acoustic guitar), Paul Agar (pedal steel, electric guitar and backing vocals), Alan Brooker (bass) and Scott Hills (drums), has produced an alternative country feel over the six tracks.

Taking inspiration from the 1960s and 70s sounds of Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds, the group has worked with a long list of Aussie artists like Troy Cassar-Daley, Graeme Connors and Paul Kelly.

Paul Agar said the group had formed primarily as a way to get original songs out to the public after all the members had spent years playing in well-known acts.

"All of us have played in various pub bands, top-40 and covers bands and things like that so, primarily, Doot was conceived as a vehicle for our original songs, which we all collectively write," Mr Agar said.

The opening track on the EP, Worn Out Engine, is a tale of love gone wrong and features sublime harmonies and a propulsive, hopeful melody.

The band recorded the tracks at Heaven Recording Studios right here in Northern New South Wales, mastered by New York's Scott Hull.

With their sights set firmly on playing several upcoming country music festivals you can be sure to see and hear more of these Alt-Country rockers at a venue near you.



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