Algernon Doll

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Algernon Doll - Indie Garage Rock Live Act in Glasgow

Algernon Doll Short Info

The last three years have been a whirlwind for Ewan Grant (AKA Algernon Doll) and his band. Three album releases have seen them picking up support from the likes of NME Online, The Skinny, Clash Magazine, Impose Magazine, Artrocker, Rock Sound, The Herald and BBC Radio 1, as well as building a healthy live audience on the back of playing the Radio 1 Big Weekend, supporting Royal Blood, Metz, a tour with Honeyblood, embarking on three UK headline tours and soon to hit the US.


He began his journey by releasing the debut album, Camomile, which garnered immediate acclaim, leading to support slots with Willis Earl Beal, Chris T-T and Franz Nicolay of Against me. The evocative subject matter was centred on Ewan’s own dealings with depression and agoraphobia after the death of a close friend in his late teens, a subject that too few are willing to speak publicly about.


Ewan followed this with another expertly crafted record, Catalo-Pop. His first two albums drew comparisons to the likes of Red House Painters, Mark Lanegan and Elliott Smith which, considering Ewan had just entered his early 20’s was high praise indeed. Through Algernon Doll, Ewan displays a maturity beyond his years by executing such a rich, texture to his songwriting - something many of his contemporaries would aspire to achieve. Citalo-Pop was also a vehicle for Grant to expel his dark outlook on life while allowing him to tap into his punk and hardcore background, thus creating an unsettled sound, one that keeps the listener on their toes throughout the 13 tracks found on the album.
 

Grant’s alternative influences have been pushed further on his third release, Omphalic. Released through local independent label Struggletown Records, Emphatic pulls on a range of influences from Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Fugazi, which produces an up tempo, angst driven record. This record has seen the band gain a raft of new fans both in the written press and amongst the public itself. Indeed, having attracted Bob Weston of Shellac to master Omphalic , Algernon Doll recording a new LP with Steve Albini in December at Electrical Audio. The band are set for another change in direction towards an indie/garage punk group drawing on influences from Sleater-Kinney , The Wipers and Cloud Nothings.

The last three years have been a whirlwind for Ewan Grant (AKA Algernon Doll) and his band. Three album releases have seen them picking up support from the likes of NME Online, The Skinny, Clash Magazine, Impose Magazine, Artrocker, Rock Sound, The Herald and BBC Radio 1, as well as building a healthy live audience on the back of playing the Radio 1 Big Weekend, supporting Royal Blood, Metz, a tour with Honeyblood, embarking on three UK headline tours and soon to hit the US.


He began his journey by releasing the debut album, Camomile, which garnered immediate acclaim, leading to support slots with Willis Earl Beal, Chris T-T and Franz N...

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Origin

  • Glasgow GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Ewan Grant Guitar, vocals
  • Wull Swales Bass
  • Owen Wicksted Drums