The Doe and the Scapegoat explore the wasteland of the future with ‘Angel Eyes’

"We were fueled by whiskey with an endless loop of the classic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
14 October 2022

By Vee D

Collectively known as The Doe and the Scapegoat, Sydney’s – Matt (guitar, vocals), Harley (guitar and backing vocals) Josh (drums), Will (bass), and Nick (trumpet ) – they play a multifaceted and inspiring mix of psychedelic rock, stoner rock, post-punk and jazz.

The single Angel Eyes has a more commercial sound than the band’s previous work; it’s groovy while still complex. Angel Eyes is a captivating tune about a cowboy who’s exploring the wasteland of the future and has to confront his past.

The band states: Angel Eyes is a track that was conceived during some very late night sessions Harley and I were pulling in the tail end of 2019. We wrote and recorded the demo in one night. We were fueled by whiskey with an endless loop of the classic spaghetti western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, playing on mute, on a screen in the background and we were holed up in the studio until the sun rose. I have vivid memories of scrawling the lyrics for the intro across several post it notes and taping them to the monitor. I remember Harley came into the studio that night with this infectious riff and I just knew we had to put it down. We were both in the process of burning out due to a heavy gigging, writing and recording cycle and a bit of the hard living that went with it and a lot of those feelings managed to find their way into the track. The song follows the last cowboy on earth reminiscing on time, both misspent and spent well, searching for something or anything that still feels “real”.

The Doe & the Scapegoat, have been committed to making groundbreaking music since they formed the band. Radio stations around Australia have been loving the band, with 4ZZZ and most recently SURGE FM all providing widespread play support.

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