Little Dose of Snow Patrol in Auntie Annies

Little Doses
Little Doses

ONE of the founding members of Snow Patrol will play an intimate gig in Auntie Annies on Sunday March 11.

Little Doses were formed in Edinburgh by ex-Snow Patrol founding member and bass guitar player, Mark McClelland. The band has been building a reputation for ferocious live shows around Scotland over the past few years and is proud to now release their debut album, Rock Riot Soul.

Written by Ivor Novello recipient McClelland, and drawing heavily from the musical styles and influences of all members, it sounds very Little Doses. Self recorded, self produced and now self released, this is music direct from artist to the fan. Celebrating a true independent ethos, there is no distortion of the music through industry calculation of what is trending, what the kids are buying and no need to pay heed to the lowest common denominator.

This is the record Little Doses wanted to make and how they wanted to sound. Rock Riot Soul will be released on Monday 5 March on Black Ditto Recordings.

Little Doses’ sound is built from the ground up, anchored by the pounding rhythm section of Mark McClelland on bass and drummer Michael Branagh (Degrassi). Chris Alderson (The Kays Lavelle), a master in atmospherics and noise, lays warmth and buzz, spills and heartache across the stage. Bringing the big licks is Mike Skinner; his versatile and inventive playing style punctuates the songs and features all across Little Doses’ recordings. The five piece band is fronted by Kirsten Ross, described as Catwoman meets Cristina Martinez and an opinionated bundle of trouble.

For influences the band cites such diverse acts as Elbow, The Raconteurs, Sparklehorse and Fleetwood Mac.