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St. Andrews, Scotland (1997 – 2006, 2008 – 2009)

Dogs Die in Hot Cars are an band from St. Andrews, Scotland consisting of members Craig Macintosh (vocals, guitar), Gary Smith (vocals, guitar), Ruth Quigley (vocals, keyboards, French horn), Lee Worrall (bass and glockenspiel) and Laurence Davey (drums and percussion).

Macintosh, Smith, Worrall and Davey all met at Madras College and began playing together in 1993 at the age of 14. After having performed under various names they settled on “Dogs Die In Hot Cars” in 1997. In 1999 they moved to Glasgow where they met Ruth Quigley to complete the line up.

In 2003 they released their Man Bites Man EP under the Radiate Records. Later that year they signed to V2 Records.

In July 2004 they released their debut album Please Describe Yourself (Produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley), which included the tracks “I Love You ‘Cause I Have To”, “Godhopping” and “Lounger”. “Godhopping” peaked at #24 on the UK Singles Chart and remains the band’s biggest hit. “I Love You ‘Cause I Have To” peaked at #32 on the UK Singles Chart and narrowly missed the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States.

A song of the band’s, entitled ‘Nobody Teaches Life Anything’ (found on 2004 release Man Bites Man EP) was used in a lengthy television advertising campaign in the UK by Boots.

In 2006, whilst recording their second album, the band announced they had disbanded

Around April 2008 the band began to release their second album demos along with their individual track files, free to download from their website for people to use to make their own versions of the songs and then send those versions back to the band.


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  • holycoma


    2 May 2013 Reply
  • Aka_Neko

    I feel sad I found so good band so late.

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Fintelligent

    Its good actually. At least for those who listen to indie

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • FraHelvete

    Cute band. Too bad no-one really noticed...

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Vitali_Pogo

    потрясающая индюшатина!!! сплошная позитива, и не понятно, на самом деле, почему так мало народа заряжаются хорошим от этих музык?! ^__^

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • brainsmasher

    i feel bad for forgetting about this band. :-(

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • evilralphwiggum

    manic attacks and panic depression

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • FindHiddenJules

    awesome band!

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Robbie_Colvin

    didn't release this band are from fife?

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • cantstopmenow

    The XX rulez :)

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ToffeeTongue

    Hey if you like these, have a listen to the new Novello's single, Not So Sure. It's mint. XX

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Gibbey

    XTC jr.

    15 Nov 2009 Reply
  • icicle241286

    Mae cŵn yn marw mewn ceir poeth.

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Poraro

    Somewhat Off The Way is utterly awesome.

    19 Jul 2009 Reply
  • denzo83

    I agree they sound like XTC. im glad I got to see them when they toured Australia years ago. It sucks they broke up cause they are soo bloody good

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • zambakblaze

    they're not back together they recorded the 2nd album b4 they split n now they're letting fans master it

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Swazi

    «Please Describe Yourself» is the best pop album this decade - long time since I listened to it now and it is sounds just as fresh as it it did six years ago.

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • keipi

    Hey there, I wanted to ask you guys if there be a possibiltiy to use some of your tracks in low / no-budget films as produced by ? Especially the music which you enable to download for free!!??

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • ichbinsophie_

    omg im so slow! they got back together!? aha what legends :') used to listen to their first album a lot :D

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • I-of-the-sky

    the title song sounds like a sure hit, and in the demo form the album sounds perfect to me though generally i am not keen on such music

    17 Apr 2009 Reply
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