Bolton residing indie-rock quartet The Attic Doctors formulated through hedonistic conception. The Greater Manchester group, consisting of Dean Peatfield, Joe Cubbin, Matthew Dagger and Jack Smith came together in perception at a mutual friends house party last year. Since last spring, the unsigned group has quickly begun to refine their own indie party anthems, releasing a self-published demo EP and developing a live set at venues across the North West. With the energetic dark fervor of Foals, and a stroke of the indie-dance vigor of Primal Scream to Kasabian, The Attic Doctors take influence from an eclectic range, flourishing their own unique and animated sound.


Recording at Bolton’s The Big Unit Studios, The Attic Doctors recorded a rough, though promising demo ‘The Attic Doctors’. The four-track taster EP bursts with vivaciousness even as an unpolished release. The Bolton group demonstrates dynamic potential, with developing skill as a group and talented originality.

Milkshake’, taken from the EP, already resides as a crowd-favourite amongst fans of The Attic Doctors’ live sets. A ska-feel beat vibrates with enough charismatic allure and vitality to bounce a dance-floor into action. The rejuvenating track teases a seductively cheeky hook-filled chorus fans can’t resist boorishly singing along to, “Give me your milkshake baby, the thoughts been with me lately, I want to shake you down to your core…” Breaking into climbing guitar and reverberating bass shudders, ‘Milkshake’ clambers with the illusive haunt of early Foals, whilst in-keeping to energy of indie-dance.

Showing off their instrumental skill best ‘Gasoline’ growls a darker magnetism. The stomping-rock track is enough to drive a crowd into the hedonism the house-party-formulated band spawned from.

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The Attic Doctors are set to headline Manchester Academy 3 tomorrow night (Saturday 6th February), tickets are available at the following link:




About The Author

Emily Schofield

First Year Music Journalism Student. Particularly focuses on indie and alternative music. Has a keen eye on new and unsigned bands which need a push and promotion. Born in Bolton just outside of Manchester, she is a follower of the Manchester music scene and its history. She also constantly has her eye on up and coming artists gigging in and around London. Twitter: @TheMoverTweets