On the Horizon: Trees Worth Barking Up, All Dogs.

On the Horizon: Trees Worth Barking Up, All Dogs.

Within flattened seconds of stuffing the latest four-track set from Columbus, Ohio pop-punks All Dogs on, it becomes robustly apparent as to why the trio comprising Amanda, Maryn and Jesse are Katie Crutchfield’s current ‘favorite band’. For Buddy really bristles with that same raw vigour as did Cerulean Salt before it, this faintly melancholy tale of abiding kinship (“I won’t ask why I just don’t see you anymore, don’t have the time/ But if you ever need me, you know where to find me”) inspiriting enough to elicit an instant, so too seemingly infinite infatuation.

But it’s the EP’s alas, inevitable conclusion, Say, that will likely not only engender yet more Waxahatchee comparisons, but so too ensure All Dogs do soon speak to a significantly greater audience. For their most pared down, and thereby impressive piece to date, prior to erupting in an uproarious chorus doubtless capable of waking your neighbours, it makes for a work of stark beauty, the lyrical crux of which is thus: “I still have something to say.” And I, for one, sincerely hope they’ve plenty more in that same larynx from whence this one came…

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