And the Lord said “Let there be Dogstand”. And there was Dogstand, and he saw that it was good; and God, in his mighty wisdom did help them to imbue their music with a plenitude of power, passion and a joyfulness of melody.
Verily, it is written that there shall come, from the outskirts of the City of Lost Hope, a tuneful wailing of voices and a derungachunging of string-ed instrumentation and electric fire lutes, and that by this, the devil shall be purged from his evil lair with its heavenly sound.
Alternatively, Dogstand is the remnants of a few, now sadly defunct bands - Zen Terrorists and BUM! to name but two, but most of all is a happy musical collective of close friends and family who live in the South London area.
Collaborators in matrimony, Graeme and Carli had been writing and performing acoustically for some time before luring Hard Rawk guru Paul and soloist vintage keyboard freak Leo VK to join them in a new project in the mid noughties.
Though they set tails wagging as a decent gigging outfit with a vast array of hummably infectious tunes, they ceased to be as a gigging concern after two years when they found themselves at odds with and sans rhythm section.
In the interim Graeme had become reacquainted with an old schoolmate Si, who had made a name for himself as part of Techno-metalworkers Zen Terrorists and who suggested they enlist his services as bassman and producer. Swiftly joined by drumming wunderkind Jimmy who completed the line up which started work rehearsing and recording their debut album Wonky Love Songs released in 2012.
Now back in the studio Dogstand are hard at work recording album number two and looking forward to getting out and about in 2013.