Bedford’s Dog Race believe in the power of patience, having built a feverous word of mouth buzz locally and for a series of mysterious, often last-minute DIY shows across London.
Following last year’s acclaimed debut ‘Terror’, produced by Jessica Winter, the rising alternative band return with their second single, ‘There’s A Mouse In My House’, today. This ode to inner solitude was produced and mixed by the insightful Ali Chant (Dry Cleaning, Sorry, Portishead).
‘There’s a Mouse in my House’ is a haunting song, both in terms of its lyrics and musical composition. Its piercing, cyclical sound patterns recall the lurking, and often environmentally assimilated, existence of a foreign organism (such as a mouse), or perhaps the paranoid thoughts one can experience when feeling trapped within their mind. Vocalist Katie’s emotive and thirsty-for-hope voice, coupled with the penetrating Bauhaus-style synth and drums, creates a persistent tension that slowly builds throughout the song, leaving the listener with an overwhelming sense of catharsis by the end.
LISTEN TO ‘THERE’S A MOUSE IN MY HOUSE’ HERE | SPOTIFY
LISTEN TO DEBUT SINGLE ‘TERROR’ HERE
Healy had the following to say about the themes behind the single:
“‘There’s A Mouse In My House’ is about a period in my life fueled by intense paranoia due to my quick, often not thought-out, decision-making and the unknown of whether it will help or hinder my future.”
Catch Dog Race live:
7th April – London – The Windmill
10th June – Bedford – Ceremony Festival
Dog Race are:
Katie Healy – Keys, Vocals
Jed Finkelstein – Drums
James Kelly – Guitar