Introducing dogworld: post-punk outfit share new single + video ‘FISHSACK’

Photo by Nikola Jokanovic
May 28 2024

‘FISHSACK’ by dogworld is out now, buy/stream it here.

Introducing burgeoning Naarm / Melbourne outfit dogworld, on the precipice of post-punk who today announce their new single, ‘FISHSACK’, unveiling a new direction in sound. Arriving with music video by Nikola Jokanovic, the band will also launch the release live at The Grace Darling this Friday 31 May. LISTEN HEREWATCH HERE + BUY TICKETS HERE.

dogworld, the formation of Yasmine Hosseini (rhythm guitar, she/her), Ella Tinney (drums, she/her), Jesse Dowley (bass, he/they), and Max Sturm (lead guitar, sampler, he/him), who previously drip-fed a stream of singles, arrive today as a finely tuned unit. Writing and performing as a wholly collaborative group with shared vocal duties across all members, since forming in 2021 dogworld have steadily cultivated their apex of sound. Balancing their influences and impulses from thrashing to melodic, steadying to debut their creative wingspan later this year.

Setting their new tone is the single ‘FISHSACK’, led by Yasmine on vocals, capturing dogworld as they are today. Taking cues from local bandits like The Belair Lip Bombs and smol fish, ‘FISHSACK’ is a taut illustration of just how the group masterfully tug across the spectrum of noise. Shoegaze riffage and shuffling percussion skirmish between angular, grainy chords, reverberating on Yasmine’s reflections on the moments missed in chance encounters.

“‘FISHSACK’ was a turning point for dogworld,” the group explains. “We reached heavier textures than previously explored in the repertoire. An attempt to balance hard-hitting, aggressive guitars and drum interplay with a more free, dynamic sound. The opening guitar riff serves as a short palate cleanser, removing any preconceived notions for listeners. The song jolts between fast, distorted guitars, and aggressive drums to more spacious breakbeat sections, which bring more direct melodicism and offer a call and response between vocals and jazz-based guitar lines.”

‘FISHSACK’ previews just how dogworld vow to demonstrate their newfound androgynous zone of sound. Previously making their mark with a string of singles ‘Left’ and ‘Clown’ – supported across triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, Rage, 3RRR, PBS – the group has taken to stages shared with Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Alex Lahey, Shady Nasty, dust and DZ Deathrays this June, amongst headline shows at Northcote Social Club, Sideway and the Vic on the Park.

Balancing the instinct and inimitable energy of their live presence, dogworld deliver a conscious effort to canvas limitless creation with their desire to offer an alternative prism in so-called Australia’s bustling alternative underground. Inspired by the free-flowing serendipity that emerged from rehearsal sessions, reared into an all-new style. Their upcoming releases strike a counterbalance of post-punk flecked with freewheeling jazz and inflections as far wide as alt-country and indie – it’s the dawn of a new dog world.