DOROTHY performs the song "RAISE HELL" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY YASMIN DAMOUI
MICROPHONES BY RODE
Dorothy is filled with humility, yet she wants to change the world. She has managed to tame any trace of an ego, yet knows instinctively she has something. In conversation, she pauses thoughtfully and expresses gratitude. On stage, she’s intimidating and maybe a little scary, but the possibility of danger that lurks inside of her music is what makes you move a little closer. She is the first to remind you that Dorothy might be her name, but Dorothy is a band. It is both her and not her.
Rounding out the quartet is drummer Zac Morris, guitarist Mark Jackson and bassist Gregg Cash. Rehearsing and touring and recording for well over a year, they’ve become a close-knit gang. Martin is adamant about Dorothy being a group effort, the music they make is undeniably the sound of four. Dorothy is its own invention. Take “Raise Hell,” a song that shuffles along with nothing less than the blues-rock audacity of a lost Led Zeppelin track. This is music that belongs on the historical timeline that runs from Black Sabbath up to Rid of Me-era PJ Harvey and right through recent bands like the Dead Weather. But this is Dorothy—next on that list, written in bold, not hiding inside an overcrowded timeline.
Dorothy’s recent tour in support of Miguel, Rolling Stone putting them high on their list of new bands to know, Levi’s grabbing the track “Wicked Ones” for an international campaign, and the band’s self-made clip for “After Midnight” captivating none other than the decision-makers at Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to sign the four-piece to a label not usually interested in rock bands—Dorothy’s ascent is as transcendent as that pyramid in Mexico City adorned with flapping wings of magic butterflies. In other words, you can’t really explain it, so step aside or join in. Either way, this thing, this Dorothy, it’s here.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Diego Ferres
Recorded by: Jonah Li-Paz
Mixed by: Jonah Li-Paz
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