Spawned at the foot of London's Westway (the capital's very own rock'n'roll main artery), making their base among the sinning streets of Kings Cross. DOGSTATE fuse rock, blues and punk with the passion and aggression of a generation that has been overlooked. With the purpose of bringing full on high energy, jams kicking rock to the masses, the band has made the road their own.
Dogstate's debut EP 'War Baby' with uber - producer Pat Collier (Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Vibrators) has received killer reviews including the cd cover mount on Devolution magazine. The band has found themselves as favourites on radio stations including Total Rock (where they were played on rotation for two months), Midlands Metalheads, The Anti-swarm and Optical Zoo.
Totalling up more than 70 gigs in 12 months the band have supported the legendary Groundhogs, Cancer Bats, Pig Iron and Steve Conte (New York Dolls as well as touring with Warrior Soul and Trucker Diablo this autumn.
As individual musicians Dogstate members have shared stages with;
Duff Mckagan, Brian Robbo Robertson, Jim Jones, Roots Manuva, blues legends Sam Kelly and Marcus Mallone.
While the band continue to hit the road hard, the follow up to 'War Baby' has taken shape thanks to the long-term collaboration with Pat Collier. Entitled LET IT LOOSE it promises to be a tsunami wave of hard and heavy rock'n'roll, a visit to the studio from Lars Frederiksen giving the proceedings a big thumbs up.