Dag play songs about the country, about the city, and about trying to find yourself somewhere in between. Always surrounded by isolation, living in your head – the company of strangers or the solitude of the bush.
Led by songwriter Dusty Anastassiou, Dag have gone through several lineups over their 3-year existence. The result is a mix of folk-rock and country, played in the bright, brittle style of 80's Australian indie bands like Tactics, The Cannanes and The Go-Betweens. Songs about love, loss, death and the dole make up the bulk of their new record, delivered in a dead-pan Queensland drawl that resonates with earnest, honest lyricism - at once both comforting and confronting. Their debut album, Benefits of Solitude, is available from Feb 24, 2017 via Bedroom Suck Records.
"a guitar that sounds as if it might be strung with barbed wire and a voice that floats on deep clouds of fucked up country-tinged remorse and post-Jandek blues." - David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue