Centre court - out today!

it gives us massive pleasure to announce that our second EP 'Centre Court' is out now!

listen to it here:

iTunes: https://goo.gl/GbimNa

Spotify: https://goo.gl/iM6mkv

Deezer: https://goo.gl/uQqcDH

Soundcloud: https://goo.gl/ypB5PB

we put so much work and effort in this little piece of music. and are proud as hell. we hope you like it.

so much love,

the dote-boys

big news!

Dear people, out there in the internet and the world,


we have awesome big crazy massive news: we’re dropping our second EP “CENTRE COURT” on 6th January 2018. Four new songs on which we worked half a year to make sure they sound exactly as how we wanted them. And now we feel they’re perfect to face the world outside our computers. You’ll be able to listen to them everywhere you can find music. We’re so excited what you’ll think of it. And: There’ll be a new music video soon - to a song called “bottles”. We’ll keep you updated here and on our facebook page. But for now, we’ll leave you with an arty cryptic explanation, what the CENTRE COURT is about and why we named the EP after it.  


Don’t stop, there’s no time. Not even for a short moment. Come on, fast now. Look! There’s a youth in a world full of flaws which no one could ever fix but them. But this youth won’t. This youth just revolves around itself. Why aren’t they bristling with rage? Just standing there on the court drinking wine, smoking cigarettes, yapping about life. What do they now about life? They can’t be serious. Just not here, on the beautiful tennis court. Who has a will to this day? They are just standing there, apathetic, without a volition at all. Just come on. We don’t have time. 


Dare to follow DOTE to the CENTRE COURT. A space for everyone, for everything there’s space. Here lies an ocean. Here lies glass. Here hides sex. But beware: don’t trespass the lines. You could asphyxiate. 


The CENTRE COURT is everything. The CENTRE COURT is nothing. The setting of a life in a box. Is your heart yet numb? Do you still feel the hands of the others? Can you remember? Just for one time: stand still. 


Love you all, 


the DOTE-boys

How every year should end...

boom! sometimes in life, you get caught up in dreams.

gladly one of ours is becoming very true: we are touring through the UK in december. this gives us such an insane dose of excitement that we've totally stopped thinking about everything else.

we are so happy to finally play some shows in our favourite country. along the way we will be joining the fantastic Khartoum and Midnight Mouth to name but two.

If you should be around make sure to catch up with us here:

09/12: Tram and Social, London

10/12: Hy Brasil, Bristol

11/12: TBA

12/12: TBA

13/12: The Fighting Cocks, Kingston Upon Thames

14/12: The Dublin Castle, London

looking forward to every minute of these days. 



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blauer engel - info

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this coming sunday sees us return to the stage, this time for a debut appearance in krefeld.

the blauer engel is celebrating it's 35th birthday and is putting on a whole load of live music over the course of the weekend. entry is free, so no reason not to be there!

as ever, merchandise will be available after our set, so come along and say hi!

more information about the event can be found here



gallery - drinnen + draußen festival 16.09.17


last saturday saw us play our final dinslaken show of the summer.

so, naturally, here's the final dinslaken photo gallery of the summer.


drinnen + draußen festival - info

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saturday, well, tomorrow, see's us return to the stage, and return to dinslaken. 

drinnen und draußen festival, organised by randale & triebe, featuring an indoor and outdoor stage featuring live acts, then moving on to dj's after 10pm. the action starts at 4pm and goes on way into the early hours. should be a blast!

we will be hitting the indoor-stage at 6pm, so come and find us, and don't forget to come and say hello at the merch stand after the show.

see you there. 

love, the honorary residents of dinslaken

what is mallorca about?

mallorca. what is mallorca about?

drinking beer, getting brown (well, red first), drinking beer, drinking sangria. but the main question is; what does the drummer of an indie band do there. well, drinking beer, mainly.

our song 'islands' was an inspiration for me to make a little vacation here between gigs. i played the song to many people here already - they didn't really get it though. maybe because it's not Helena Fischer or any other schlager artist from Germany. well, there's no real indie scene here. 

but, i don't care. i quite like it here. did i mention the beer...

see you at randale & triebe

love, Lukas


gallery - uelhof rockt 02.09.17

so, you thought we'd forgotten about you right?

wrong. here's the action from the second half of our saturday double last weekend.

big love

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the first part of our saturday double started in geldern. it was scorching hot. despite the sweat situation, it turned out to be an awesome afternoon. 

thanks as ever to everyone involved at the festival, and those who turned out to see us. much love!

festival double - info

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saturday 2nd september we make two festival appearances in one day.

first off, we take to the stage at Geldernsein Festival in Geldern. ticket and other information is available here: https://www.facebook.com/geldernsein/

we should be taking to the stage in Geldern at around 13:00, before packing up and heading off to our second show...

...which takes us to Attendorn and Uelhof Rockt. information about the festival can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/368406843248152/


so, two shows, one day, two chances to see us!

as usual, merchandise will be available after our sets at both festivals.

see you there

gallery - s.y.l.s. festival 25.08.17


last saturday saw us take to the stage at the burgtheater in dinslaken. what a venue!

as ever, thanks to everyone who turned out. we had a heap of fun.

you can catch us again this coming saturday in geldern and attendorn.

here's a few photos from the show, hope you enjoy! oh, and keep an eye out for the best-looking backstage security we've had all summer.

s.y.l.s festival - info

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this coming friday, 25th august, sees the bus stop in dinslaken for the S.Y.L.S. Festival.

the Burgtheater looks amazing, and should be incredible with an audience! 

all being well, we should be hitting the stage shortly after 7pm, so come along - it should be a blast!

merchandise will be available immediately after our set, so as usual come by and say hello and feel free to make a liquid donation.

for more information about the festival, look it up on Facebook.

see you on friday! 


Gallery - dachsbau festival 12.08.17


our second performance last weekend took us to delbrück to play dachsbau festival '17.

it was wet, very wet! but, we didn't let that spoil things, and yet again, so many people braved the weather to come and support us and the other artists - thank you so much.

here's a few photos from the performance - enjoy!

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here's a little look back at our show last friday for MG Kitchen TV. 

a big thanks to MGKTV, to our hostess, and to all the people that came to the show - you were all wonderful.

all images © www.ape.photos / dote

video - mg kitchen tv wohnzimmerkonzert

hi everyone.

friday night saw us take to a slightly different stage. we were asked to put together a set for MG Kitchen TV as part of their living room concert series. 

we had a wonderful hostess on the night, and a beautiful walled garden to perform in. cosy, but amazing.

thanks to everyone who came along, it was a fantastic evening.

dachsbau festival - INFO

hey guys! 

saturday, 12th August sees us making our next stop at Dachsbau Festival in Delbrück. 

tickets are available in advance from Eventim.de (€5) and on the gate (€7).

things get underway at 17:00 and we're expecting to hit the stage at around 8pm.

merchandise will be available after our set at around 18:00, so come by and say hello (bringing a beer is optional).

big love! 


Viel & Draußen - INFO

hey guys! 

this coming friday, 28th july sees us returning to the stage at Viel & Draußen Festival in Heilbronn. 

Tickets are available in advance for €10 from the festival website. tickets will be available on the day, but so far no prices have been confirmed (possibly €15).

our stage time is 17:15, with gates opening at 13:00.

merchandise will be available after our set at around 18:00, so come by and say hello!

festival re-start

hey everyone!

it's friday! not just any friday though. today means we have just one week to go until we hit the festival trail again.

the break has been lots of fun, but now it's time to get back down to business!

things start up again next friday evening in Heilbronn, with the following week seeing us hit the stage in Delbruck! who's coming? drop us a comment and let us know!

we are sooooo excited to see you all again!

for the rest of our upcoming dates, check out our live section!

love, DOTE