The Dø – Both Ways Open Jaws

The Dø – Both Ways Open Jaws

‘Both Ways Open Jaws’ is the title of French/Finnish duo The Dø’ latest album.
After the successful release of their previous album ‘A Mouthful’, Olivia and Dan are now hoping to conquer the UK with this new record.

To start with, ‘Both Ways Open Jaws’ is a diverse album, where the repetitive ‘Slippery Slope’ (which was already covered here on FrontStageMusic a couple of months ago) has some Fever Ray and Bjork influences, while ‘Quake, Mountain, Quake’ is a little gem of a track and opener ‘Dust It Off’ is the ideal track to close your eyes and enjoy the autumn sun.
With their latest single ‘Too Insistent’, a joyful sounding track, with a catchy chorus and melody, The Dø’s chances of a UK breakthrough are big. The brilliant ‘Bohemian Dances’ (from which you can see a preview below) have been on repeat here for days now.

One of the most appealing things about this album is the amount of different instruments. From the use of a strong piano riff and an orchestral involvement in ‘Smash Them All (Night Visitors), the cinematic feel of ‘Mood Mermaids’, and the electronic ‘Slippery Slope’ and ‘B.J.O.W’, the diversity of instruments makes this album such an appealing one. ‘Gonna Be Sick’ might just have one of the most awkward repetition, with, as you might already expect: ‘I’m gonna throw, gonna throw, gonna throw, gonna throw up’.

Verdict: 4/5 Both Ways Open Jaws could, no, SHOULD, indeed be the breakthrough in the UK that The Dø is hoping for. With strong tracks ‘Too Insistent’, ‘Smash Them All (Night Visitors) and ‘Bohemian Dances’, ‘Both Ways Open Jaws’ should do the business for this amazing duo.

The Dø – Both Ways Open Jaws will be released on the 14th of November on Village Green Records.
You can pre-order the album on, or buy the album in the iTunes store.

Have a look at the making of the outstanding ‘Bohemian Dances’ and download ‘Slippery Slopes’ for free here!

Track list :
Dust It Off
Gonna Be Sick!
The Wicked & The Blind
Too Insistent
Bohemian Dances
Smash Them All (Night Visitors)
Leo Leo
Slippery Slope
The Calendar
Was It A Dream?
Quake, Mountain, Quake
Mood Mermaids



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