Hailing from the seaside town of Hastings, Dorey The Wise embody the unstoppable DIY ethic of the UK music scene. Under their own considerable steam they’ve released a brace of cracking EPs, had airplay from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, 6 Music and Radio 2, and built a loyal and growing fanbase hooked on their indie exuberance, dark lyrical spin and dry humour.
Proof of the band’s huge appeal came when they entered the national new music Surface Festival competition – along with 10,000 other unsigned bands and artists. They cruised through to the final at London’s IndigO2, where they claimed second place and a whole load of new fans. That’s how it tends to happen with Dorey the Wise – people who hear them tend to become fans.
2015 saw them release two singles, both of which gained them radio plays on new music barometers BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and many other stations and networks in Europe and USA. The band also made the finals of the UK-wide Rock The House unsigned band competition and the Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Awards.
“To call an unsigned band the future kings of indie may be a somewhat far-fetched idea but, where Dorey The Wise are concerned, there couldn’t be a more fitting claim. Taking the typical components of indie rock and splashing them with post-punk, Dorey The Wise – a four-piece from Hastings, East Sussex -are an extremely innovative outfit, bursting with passion and boasting sheer, raw talent.” Gigslutz
“This is a band on the brink of something big.” Soundofsummer (Larmer Tree Breakthrough Awards)