Do you like earthquakes? Neither did Ollie and Hamish who hail from New Zealand’s shakiest city, Christchurch. After the opportunity to link up with likeminded Bristol musicians James and Jake arose, the boys jumped on the first flight to the UK they could in 2012. With a shared love of hard hitting Rock’n’Roll, they quickly buried themselves into rehearsals, finally emerging from the studio with tracks for their debut self-titled EP.
While Hamish and Ollie have been bashing out big rock tunes in New Zealand together for years, James and Jake have been making their own tracks in the Bristol music scene. James has enjoyed success with former Bristol bands I Am The Door and Full Scream Ahead. Jake on the other hand is an accomplished composer and graduate of Bristol Universities Music degree. Initially releasing demo tracks on Soundcloud, they’ve quickly amassed a solid following pushing against the Indie sound, with many drawing favourable comparisons to the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and grunge heroes Nirvana. Providing a high energy live show, these boys are sure to shake up your night out!
“Edgy, raw, and hugely impressive” The Unsigned Guide UK.
“Full of scuzzy guitars and thumping percussion the song [Never Seen the Light] rattles along at a frenetic pace and ticks all the boxes on the alternative rock form guide...a brief number at just over the three minute mark but the song doesn’t hit any bum notes.” Music Reviews Unsigned.
"A Doubtful Sound pull no punches with their short, sharp shocks of energy that will have you breathless and begging for more, proving the loud is definitely sexy!!" A Little Bit Louder.
"Contemporary yet uncompromising within their genre, A Doubtful Sound are a good way toward being the real deal.." Fear of Fiction, June 2013 Issue
Queens of the Stone Age, The Pixies, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Fang, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Led Zeppelin