Little Doses

Little Doses are an alternative/indie band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Made up of former Snow Patrol bassist Mark McClelland, vocalist Kirsten Ross, drummer Michael Branagh and guitarists Chris Alderson and Mike Skinner. Their influences come from the likes of The Raconteurs, Sparklehorse, Blondie, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire and Nirvana. The Nirvana part we don't really get as they are practically the bipolar opposite to Nirvana but what's a bit of rock without a Nirvana influence?

The first thing that struck us about Little Doses is Kirsten Ross' voice. It portrays so much emotion in such an effortless way it's impossible to not get sucked into Little Doses music. The guitars help add to the emotion represented in Kirsten Ross' voice, they seem to add more depth to the lyrics as well as bringing in a terrific atmosphere to their songs. The drums and bass do just the same. There are songs where the drums have the potential to take everything away from it but Little Doses have put so much thought and effort into their songs that there is never a point where an instrument or even the vocal work dominates a song.

Their debut album "Rock Riot Soul" is set for release next month and with a promise of it being influenced by all members it sounds like it's going to be a phenomenal album especially with the amount of creativity and talent that runs through Little Doses veins.

If "Rock Riot Soul" is as good as we think it will be (we've had a quick listen to a few of the songs from the album and so far so good) then Little Doses are set to be thrust into the spotlight and become a band you don't want to miss out on this year.

Mel Burt