Single Review: Dogtooth – Trying to Save You

Dogtooth single 'Trying to Save You' Artwork

Dogtooth are an indie/alt rock trio based in Glasgow made up of John Hewitson on Lead Guitar/Vocals, Craig Morrison on Bass Guitar and Robert Lang on Drums/Backing Vocals. If you want to find out more about the band then check out this interview I did with them a few days ago. Now that I’ve given them what is hopefully I decent intro, time for me to review their latest track ‘Trying to Save You’, which was released February 28th 2019, and is about knowing someone who is struggling with mental health issues. If you or anyone you know is suffering, don’t do it in silence, reach out, get help, talk to people, with that in mind I should add that all proceeds from online sales will go to Turning point Scotland, so feel free and listen via the Spotify link below, but if you can make sure and buy yourself a copy of the track via Apple Music.

‘Trying to Save You’ opens with clacking of drumsticks, always a good addition, before bursting into a complex but surprisingly mellow instrumental section, that is quickly joined by some strong vocals that build with the music, to create something awesome. Okay no one can accuse me of being harsh when I do these reviews, I tend to be positive where possible, while still striving to be honest, but for the most part I get to listen to alot of great music, but at a 1 and 14 seconds In I was already hooked on this track. Something I liked it that despite the serious message, it’s not melancholic or sad but has some energy and bite to it instead.

So that’s what I thought of Dogtooths single ‘Trying to Save You’ and if you want to check the track out for yourself then you can do that by heading over to Spotify.

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