Jul 4, 2024 1 min read

Approved: Dog Race

Bedford’s Dog Race captivate with ‘The Leader’, fusing gothy post-punk, brittle indie-pop and cold wave, complemented by a folk-horror-inspired video

Approved: Dog Race
Photo credit: Lily Doidge

Bedford’s Dog Race have built a following through mysterious, last-minute DIY shows in London, developing a sound that carries an understated sense of tension.

Their latest single, ‘The Leader’, is an icy track interwoven with dark cultish imagery and blends of gothy post-punk, brittle indie-pop and cold wave to create their unique spectral sound. 

Accompanied by a folk-horror-inspired video featuring vocalist Katie Healy being buried alive, the visual enhances the track’s eerie atmosphere. 

Healy explains, “It sets its narrative around a protagonist who is thrown into inner turmoil when confronted with a fee to cross into the aftkayaerlife, convinced she had already paid her dues”. 

🎧 Watch the video for ‘The Leader’ below

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