Former singer of the rock band The Dum Dums, Josh Doyle has returned with his first EP, entitled 'The End of Fear'. Much darker and experimental than his previous work, Doyle still brings a refreshing sound with his distinct vocals. In contrast to the rock and sometimes punk/pop sounds of the Dum Dums, Doyle diverges into different areas of music, electronica, emo-rock, acoustic folk pop, while remaining true to his inherent style.
His previous band The Dum Dums, had a major label release back in 2000, entitled 'It Goes Without Saying'. The album featured the hit singles 'Everything' and 'Army Of Two', both of which still receive regular rotation on Alternative Addiction Radio. At the height of the band's sucess, Doyle announced that the band was surprisingly parting ways. Doyle cited that they felt a lack of support from the record company that was pressuring him to write more lightweight poppy material, and an implosion in the band, while a slew of mediocre dumdums copycat bands emerged, Doyle followed his punk ethic and ended it while still a band with potential for bigger things. Feeling that their original goals of doing the Dum Dums were to open young minds up to rock, to make a 'ferris bueller' style rites of passage album and to turn kids away from boybands, Doyle felt the job was done.
His new EP, 'The End of Fear' is available at his website at http://www.joshdoyle.com
Listen: The End of Fear