Stream: Master & Dog – Follow You


Having released its lead single, ‘Candlelight’, back in February, Belfast-based alt-folk four-piece Master & Dog are streaming a second track from their sublime new EP, Things You Should Know.

Clocking in at just over five minutes, we had this to say about the song, titled ‘Follow You’, in our review here:

“With its opening, Mogwai-like triptych of solitary, echoing piano chords – evoking the ineffable melancholia of ‘Bye’ by Elliott Smith and ‘Sing’ by Blur – ‘Follow Me’ boasts, upon first listen, the alchemical structure of a straightforward dancefloor single. There’s the Dm-C-F descending chord progression, the line “I think I’m in love for the first time” and the unravelling, stripped-back repetition. Strain your ear just a little, however, and the skeletal parallels fade away to reveal a song propelled by its own innate – and one reckons altogether necessary – simplicity; a heartfelt desire to convey a perfect truth. With Master & Dog multi-instrumentalist Phil D’Alton joining in on vocals, cueing a crescendo relaying the universal search for companionship, the song extinguishes with the sigh of a cymbal and a piano note tailing off as if imagined.”

Master & Dog play an intimate show at their Graham House studio on Friday, May 23. Go here to buy tickets.

Stream ‘Follow You’ via Soundcloud below.

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