a foal weekend

hello hello!

killing time in the break is becoming a real pain! especially since we had to travel to London last weekend to see Ben Howard and Foals live! 

Well, 'we' actually means jonah, luke and moritz! niclas decided to spend the weekend on the funfair in Düsseldorf instead - probably drunk - definitely eating too much! 

Ok, so jonah, luke and boris were also drunk at the Citadel Festival in London, but probably had a smaller chance of throwing up than niclas!

moritz however, clearly has a thing about Ben Howard. how he looked at him on stage was a mixture out of lust and romance. we're worried.

we're back on stage ourselves in a couple of weeks time - maybe you could come along and stare at moritz in a romantic manner - see how he copes!


everything looks better in a case

yesterday, Niclas and Moritz dropped by to visit the beautiful lads at Philadelphia PA to plan a few flight-cases to protect amps, boxes and effects when travelling to festivals throughout the land.

we don't know whether a perfectly packed piece of gear evokes the same amount of happiness in you as it does with us, but we're feeling like happy little boys unwrapping... oh sorry wrapping up their christmas presents. 

and to make the day even better, Moritz kind of ordered a new pedalboard! this means loads of fun arranging the fx-puzzle. more on this later. maybe... 

for now, we're building castles in the sandpit.

the kindergarden kids from DOTE

what does an indie band do during a break?

well, what exactly does an indie band get up to when they take a break from festivals and touring?

we've been asked this question so many times!

yeah well, to be honest, no one has asked yet, but just in case you're curious; here 'goes...

what have we been doing so far? first off, Moritz had to sober up. Luke has taken it upon himself to tune up his drums and give them some much needed TLC after the beating they've taken these last few weeks. Jonah has been looking at apartments to rent in Cologne, while Niclas has cleaned his car. Very shiny it is too (although it's still a ford)!

exciting huh!? we hope you can all sleep well now!

see you at Viel und Draußen in Heilbronn in a little over two weeks!!! 


what a time to be a alive as an indie-band

ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the half-time of our first festival summer as DOTE.

To give you a short overview of the last few weeks: Luke has climbed a balcony – naked. Jonah nearly broke his jawbone. Niclas has slept on the floor of a cellar in the middle of nowhere, and Moe was drunk at least one time, which is a pretty freakish thing for him to do. Things got crazy sometimes. Apart from all the beer we drunk, all the lovely people we met and talked to, we have to say: Thank you.


Starting at “HardtBeat Festival” in Mönchengladbach around a month ago; we played a show every weekend from there on and each of them has been ridiculously amazing. The crowd, no matter where, was absolutely welcoming and gorgeous. We are very flattered by the support we have received throughout every concert from all of you. We had a lot of fun and we're hoping to continue the good vibes at the end of July, when we start again at “viel & draußen Festival” in Heilbronn.

We hope to see you all again at the upcoming gigs you can see below. 




The boys from DOTE




Come see us here: 


28. July @ viel & draußen Festival, Heilbronn


12. August @ Dachsbau Festival, Delbrueck


25. August @ SYLS Festival, Dinslaken 


02. September @ Geldernsein Festival, Geldern


02. September @ Uehlhof Rockt, Attendorn