why aren’t these gents signed yet?

My love affair with the Dossier has been know for quite some time now if you’ve been keeping up. Their brand of  electro-pop is one that is both smart, snazzy and oh so dramtic. It’s a crime more people haven’t heard them. I’m doing my part by writing about them as often as humanly possible. Luckily the boys have something new to present in anticpation of the imminent release of their debut Strange Arrangements. Here is a remix of rumoured album track Tramps Like Us.

If you’re in the NYC area on Saturday 3 October, check them out live along with Electric Chariot, The Mystic Underground and the Glamourkings at Fontana’s.

The Dossier on MySpace

“Tramps Like Us Cash & Carry Mix” by The Dossier


the dossier…tomorrow night. gulp!

You may remember not too long ago when I posted about a simply glorious electronic pop band from right here in NYC called The Dossier. I don’t think I got the point across very well about how much I love their sound so here I am to let all of you New Yorkers know that you simply must be in attendance tomorrow night, Thursday 30 April 2009 at 11pm when the duo take the stage at the Lit Lounge, located on 93 2nd Avenue in Manhattan! They will be the featured guests at the NC17 party so having a blast is pretty much guaranteed. Hear the tunes that just might surface on their debut record Strange Arrangements currently in production. I will be there so feel free to say hello! 

“Sunrise”, taken from the forthcoming Whipsmart release, “Strange Arrangements”

the dossier…











Truth time. This post is truly from the heart. This is a band you must listen to now. I mean, right now. As in, five minutes ago, right now. This is the Dossier. They are the deep seedy underground of New York City. They are the freedom and exasperation that comes over you when “that song” comes on the dancefloor at the night’s apex. They simply are another example of why we get that lump in our throat when we talk about a song that made us cringe, laugh, cry and simply feel. 

Peter Riley and Michael Parkin emerged after the dissolution of one of NYC’s underappreciated treasures, Saintface. A pop band that wore its influences on its sleeves and was gushing with poptastic sounds to spare. Thankfully, the two friends who were the engine and heart of Saintface did not rest for long. They turned to the synthesizers and became proof that classic songwriting knows no instrumentation! To be honest, I could go all day extolling the virtues of the Dossier. Listen to “Sunrise” from their forthcoming debut Strange Arrangements which will be a classic, I predict, and I defy you to leave this blog thinking this band is on to something. Only in New York…


Want more? You know where to go.  The Dossier on MySpace

“Sunrise” by The Dossier, taken from the forthcoming record, “Strange Arrangements” (Whipsmart)