New Music Critique: One and a Half Dog

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Lyrics7
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Vocals8
Musicianship7
7.4

Contact: oneandahalfdog@gmail.com

Web: spotify.com

Seeking: Film/TV Placement
Style: Alternative Rock

An ominous guitar, a shimmering cymbal, pulsing toms, a great bassline and a muttering, accented vocal––they all combine for an intriguing intro from this Norway-based quintet led by an emotive Lars Nielsen. Quite soon, however, it’s apparent there is a desperate need of proper mixing and mastering for this song (“Shine”) to really glow. The midtempo rocker “Game Over,” with its fx’d vocal, and the band’s most promising number, “Fire In The Hole”––a song that would be ideal for an apocalyptic videogame placement––are unfortunately undermined and handicapped by what can only be called demo-quality sound. If this Dog really wants to hunt for placements in film and TV, they will need a more polished product.