posted June 4th, 2015

Since 2008, Dope Body have been refining and redefining their own kind of hard rock music, a sound that has many tributaries flowing into it, but one that is definitely coming through a group that could only be created in the postmodern mash up of the 21st century!

Kunk is essential, coming from the marrow of Dope Body. While laying tracks for LIFER, they were prepared, ready to go, with the material in their grip, held under their hands with tension. But in between takes, they relaxed, let their animal selves out, blew steam, and kept the tape rolling! Creativity sparked and new music flew. Catharsis was in the house. Something at work here! LIFER got done, but nobody could get over those moments, and at a certain remove, they went back and said, man - are these the next songs? They were - and the songs were already written and recorded. Fuckin' A! Just a little finishing - put 'em in a frame, and Kunk - there you go.   

Leaning into the future, mindlessly, just reacting, the jams of Kunk are shimmering, alive with a simmering sizzle. Swirling jams that pound and float, cloud-like, associating segmental like a naturally growing train of thought. While getting outside the straight-jacket of songs, Dope Body still have an inherent way of ordering their chaos.

This is as Dope Body as it gets - the boys are deep inside themselves here, just being. Free to be Dope Body. Mark your calendars, Kunk drops down on August 28th!

Want to hear some new Dope Body right now!? Check out this thrashin' hot-take, "Old Grey"!

Dope Body are going on a Euro trip in September, too! Peep the dates below and spread them far and wide:

07.09.15    Brighton (UK), The Hope & Ruin
08.09.15    Manchester (UK), Academy * 
09.09.15    Glasgow (UK), Barrowland * 
10.09.15    Newcastle (UK), Academy * 
11.09.15    York (UK), The Fulford Arms 
12.09.15    Dublin (IE), Whelans (upstairs) 
14.09.15    Birmingham (UK), The Sunflower Lounge 
15.09.15    Bristol (UK), The Stags and Hounds 
16.09.15    London (UK), Old Blue Last 
17.09.15    Brussels (BE), Madame Moustache 
18.09.15    Tilburg (NL), Incubate Festival 
19.09.15    Paris (FR),  l'Olympic Café 
20.09.15    Tours (FR), La Temps Machine 
21.09.15    Pau (FR), À Tant Rever Du Roi 
22.09.15    Oviedo (ES), Lata de Zinc  
24.09.15    Lisbon (PT), Sabotage Rock Club 
25.09.15    Madrid (ES), Siroco 
26.09.15    Barcelona (ES), La [2] de Apolo 
28.09.15    Lyon (FR), Grrrnd Zero 
29.09.15    Milano (IT), Lo-Fi 
30.09.15    Bologna (IT), Freakout 
01.10.15    Arezzo (IT), Pastificio Elettrico 
03.10.15    Duedingen (CH), Bad Bonn 
05.10.15    Wuerzburg (DE), Cairo 
06.10.15    Berlin (DE), Urban Spree 
07.10.15    Koeln (DE), Sonic Ballroom 
08.10.15    Hamburg (DE), Hafenklang 
09.10.15    Utrecht (NL), DBs 
10.10.15    Liege (BE), La Zone

* w/ Future Islands

Artists in this story: Dope Body