Mandurah-based indie/punk band Good Doogs have dropped the film clip for their new single So Dumb to a response that drummer/vocalist Michael Grainger could only describe as “surreal.”
Filming the clip with a pumping hangover hasn’t stopped the party-starting three-piece from producing a hilarious video to team with the single, which they released on their Facebook page on Monday afternoon.
The three-minute video notched an instant response when radio station Triple J shared it to their page, garnering more than 40,000 views in less than 24 hours.
Grainger said he and fellow band mates Asher Iriks (guitar, vocals) and Dylan Brown (bass) had been completely spun out by the feedback.
“It’s been so much bigger than we thought it would be,” he said.
“We kind of just pieced it together when we were super hungover, going for some geeks vs cool guys kind of theme, and the response has blown us away.”
The single’s success comes on the back of a whirlwind few months for the Mandurah lads, who have enjoyed a rise in Australia’s music scene.
They had the spotlight shone on them as Triple J Unearthed’s feature artists across the second week of May before playing at Bunbury’s Groovin The Moo festival.
They’ve spent the last few weeks touring in support of fellow WA rockers Tired Lion, and have just released the dates for their own national tour spanning from July to September.
For Grainger, it’s still yet to sink in that crowds are singing along to their tunes, but the drummer insists the band’s success won’t stand in the way of promoting their local city at every turn.
“Mandurah’s produced some really cool bands, but because they’ve got nowhere to play locally they just end up being a Freo band or a Perth band,” he said.
“We’ll always be from Mandurah, and hopefully we can play a gig or two in our hometown whenever a venue becomes available because we’ve had so much support from people in the town.
“For now we’re just really stoked to be back on the road playing some tunes.”
Good Doogs kick off their national tour with a stop at Aardvarks in Fremantle on Saturday, July 14.
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