To coincide with the launch of the new DUMDUMS.COM
Josh, Steve & Stuart have all written
about what they've been doing for the past
2 years since the Dum Dums came to an end,
and what they're plans are for the future......
whats up one and all,
is Josh Doyle, once of the punk pop much
imitated not improved upon "dumdums",
beaming in from Nashville, Tennessee in
the United States.
and I moved here in January 2003 and have
bought a house, settled down and - big news
- are expecting our first child here in
October...yes I am going to be a Dad...I
must not teach the child weird stuff, oh
yes that would be so wrong.
the music front, I have been hard at work
writing great (and lousy but I get rid of
those) new songs for my new band, and am
preparing to go into the studio with an
established producer to make a demo. Its
taken a while because I needed to raise
my game from what I had written in the past
to be tough enough to do well in the U.S,
which is where I will be focussing my time.
A number of record company big wigs are
supposedly talking about my stuff, so that
will all be interesting again....
Aside from this which is my main thing,
I have been putting the feelers out as to
writing for other people, and have been
getting a great response in my meetings
with industry folk, so that is another possibility
to get the money rolling in for applesauce
and nappies and whatnot.
have also been asked to play guitar for
touring bands - I could have played at a
big awards show but I turned that down because
I will have had to remember stuff and if
I get too much information in my head I
may forget important things like my name
or where I live or how to speak. But I have
done a little touring work from Florida
to California which has kept the bucks coming
in and gotten me to do a little tourist
thats me - come onto the new dumdums site
and get back on the message board, its starting
to take off again since James (who rules
o.k and is skill) has "done a changing
rooms" on it. I will be sure to get
down there and see how everybody is doing.
Also be sure to check out Michael 'Clarkesville'
Clarke's album, he is a talent and he deserves
to be heard, I think details of how you
can get it and stuff are on this email.
I know its www.clarkesville.net
so go check out our former substitute bassplayer,
brother of our bassplayer, our once keyboard
player (notice a dumdums link?) former support
act, future headlining star, now while he's
just starting out.
May the force be with y'all, Josh
can't believe that it's now 2 years since
we played our last show at Greenbelt!
does indeed fly (whether you 'are' or 'aren't'
having fun!!) I also can't believe how many
of you are still regularly posting on the
message board! Thankyou x
with the launch of the new site, it seems
quite a fitting time for me to say what
I have been up to over the past 2 years.
of you will probably know that I have been
managing a band called Sonara who have just
released theis debut single (I've had too
much to)Breathe. Thankyou to everyone who
went out and bought it....and if you are
yet to hear Sonara you can listen to several
tracks at www.sonara.co.uk
am also playing with Clarkesville (My brothers
project) We are currently out doing a promo
tour for the debut single "Secret File"
which is out August 11th and have recently
toured with 'Kings of Leon' and 'the Crimea'.
The album 'The Half Chapter' is out on July
is great to be playing again. We are back
out on tour at the end of July supporting
Rooney from the U.S
Would be good to see you guys if you can
make any of the shows (www.clarkesville.net)
you to everyone who emailed me back after
the email I sent regarding the Sonara single...
I have the best intentions to reply to all
of you as soon as I get a bit of free time...
was really chuffed that so many of you got
life is treating you all well.
find it quite unberlievable that two years
have passed since we last spoke, I hope
you are all happy and in good health :)
really amazes me to see so many familiar
faces continuing to post at the site, it's
great that this community is still going
as i believe it's something really unique!
James has worked real hard on this new site
and has many great things planned, so please
stick around and make yourselves at home,
you are so welcome!
Where to start?
for the past two years I have been living
in various parts of Britan, seeing different
people and different towns, and catching
up on alot of stuff. During that time I
have played with a coupla bands I know including
the incredibly talented Clarkesville (you
should definately check out his debut album)
and have been filming things that i feel
need to be filmed. (I started making a horror
movie but was too scared to finish it!)
I also recently met up with a great new
rock band and may be playing some shows
with them soon.
have been writing for awhile now and feel
it is time to put my new band together.
Over the next few months I hope to be rehersing
and looking to record as soon as possible.
watch this space.
for the contiuning support and encouragement
you have given me, I really appreciate it
so much and am looking forward to hearing
about what your all up too soon!