Dohny Jep take on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many artists and bands around. Here its the turn of Dohny Jep to let us know all about themselves!

A song that made you want to make music?

We all have a wide taste of music individually that make us want to make music. But if we all had to pick one as a collective it would be the entire Automatic album by Don Broco.

Best rider you’ve ever had?

We aren’t quite at the level to request only Blue and Green M&M’s but a create beer would be welcome.

Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?

Unexpectedly being played on BBC introducing by the wonderful Abbie McCarthy.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

“You say that I’m a dreamer

You know that it’s not so simple

To wake up each day, go with the flow

I never wanted that life.”

These lyrics are from our song Dreamer which are about those who dream big and don’t want  to accept the day to day normality of life.

Easiest song you wrote?

Our upcoming single L.U.S.T has been the easiest to write as we thought it flowed really well and everything just fell into place.

Favourite song in your set?

Time on Reflection (a track from our upcoming album L.U.S.T) is one of our favourites as it’s really upbeat and fun to play.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

It would be awesome to have Tyler Joseph from Twentyone Pilots feature on a song of ours.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Gear expense is a big one, then you have to make sure what you have works, then there is setting it up and then making sure it works when you use it in a live situation.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Our drummer Rowan can dance 1950’s Rock and Roll and Swing Jive.

Jokes you have in the band?

We have quite silly nicknames for each other.

Key to writing a song?

Being in a good frame of mind with a plan laid out with the kind of song / musical direction you want to write in is a key part of song writing for us.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Our gig schedule hasn’t picked up but we have some shows planned that will be across the UK.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

As a collective it’s hard for us to pick one out, so here are our inspiring musicians / bands individually:

Stuart – Alexis on Fire

Rowan – The Contortionist

Pete – Deaf Leppard

Wayne – Sleep Token

New band you’d recommend?

Our buddies in Black Cap have some cool music coming out soon.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

We would love to open for Bring Me the Horizon.

Place you’d most like to tour?

Japan, because that’s when you know you’ve made it and also it always looks like bands have loads of fun there.

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

“You son of a bi*%h I’m in!”

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

Our upcoming release L.U.S.T, is also the title of the album. The title stands for “Loss, Us, Sins, Trust” which is a lyric in the song and something we all experience on a daily basis or some point in our lives.

See us live at (any live streams on the horizon)?

Currently no streams planned, however keep your eyes peeled for shows and new music videos that we have on the horizon!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

This is a tough one with lots of layers to this question, but we think that technology has really helped music evolve and is a lot more accessible, as with social media and streaming platforms it’s a lot easier to listen to find new music. Additionally technology makes our lives a lot easier with our set up and being able to create the sound we want both on our tracks, as well as bringing that sound to a live performance.

Unusual merchandise?

A sticker can make anything your merchandise… Toothpaste anyone?

Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?

A jazz version of our upcoming single of L.U.S.T would be cool.

What do your fans mean to you?

I mean we love our mums! They are really cool and supportive of what we do.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Does financial advice count?

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

None of us are ever late, we arrive precisely when we mean too!

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Howler Monkeys / Unicorns

Elizabeth Birt

June 29, 2020

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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