UK Hard Rock band and YouTube stars Dorje have announced the release of debut EP Catalyst, set for 6 November.
Fronted by guitar virtuoso and YouTube star Rob Chapman – the internet guitar phenomenon whose channel dedicated to lessons, demonstrations and general guitar nerdery has 320k subscribers – Dorje are hard rock four piece fuelled by massive hooks and technical mastery. The line up of muso stars is completed with Dave Hollingworth (Bass), Ben Minal (Drums) and Rabea Massaad (Guitar) who also have a large YouTube following, with the band collectively receiving over 4 Million views per month. You can check out the band’s track, Catalyst, streaming below.
Taking influence from blues, jazz, metal and everything in between, comparisons could be made to Audio Slave, Tool or even Queens of the Stone Age, but with a distinctly modern twist. Solid yet subtly complex drums and big bass grooves lay the foundation for the low-tuned blues inspired riff-wizardry that weave a tight web to support the huge hook-laden vocals. And of course, the occasional face-melting solo.
Dorje have just finished a run of dates supporting InMe and will set out on their headline tour this November which will include a pre-show interactive full-band clinic for all budding musicians who want to learn their secrets. This follows the success of their mostly sold out clinic tours earlier this year.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday 22nd September and are available at the links below:
VIP band clinic tickets for each show are available here: http://myticket.co.uk/artists/dorje
The dates run as follows:
21/11 – Joiners, Southampton
22/11 – The Globe, Cardiff
23/11 – The Underground, Plymouth
25/11 – Key Club, Leeds
26/11 – The Cluny, Newcastle
28/11 – Audio, Glasgow
29/11 – The Tunnels, Aberdeen
30/11 – Opium, Edinburgh
2/12 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
3/12 – The Exchange, Bristol
4/12 – Tunbridge Wells Forum, Tunbridge Wells
6/12 – The Cricketers, Kingston
7/12 – The Courtyard, Birmingham
9/12 – Boston Music Rooms, London
10/12 – The Facebar, Reading
11/12 – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes