The Doups have been added to Canadian Music Week in March
The Doups is a Portuguese indie/rock band formed in 2007 in Setúbal, Portugal. The band consists of João Rodrigues (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Nuno Cunha (lead guitar and back vocals), Gustavo Andrade (bass guitar) and André Rosa (drums and percussion). After concentrating on writing good tracks as well as fine tuning their live show, 2009 became a busy year for the band. The year saw The Doups win best regional garage band quickly followed by an invitation to record a mini album in Southern Studios in London with Producer Harvey Birrell. (Dananananaykroyd, Johnny Foreigner, The Buzzcocks). While tracks were still being mixed The Doups entered into the Supajam "Fast track to Heineken FIB" Competition with over 900 other bands across Europe and over 1600 tracks.
Seen only as a way to get heard, The Doups were surprised to first get into the Top 40. The band was announced as TOP 5 finalists and flown to London to play a show with 4 other bands in front of a packed house at the Pigalle Club and 7 music industry Judges. Finishing as "runners up" The Doups were awarded free passes to the 2009 Benicassim Festival with all expenses taken care of. Shortly after the concert in London The Doups embarked on a promotional FNAC tour of Portugal and were asked to play the Rockone Festival supporting the Offspring. "Try lie Die Whatever" the track which secured them Top 5 in the Supajam Competition was released on itunes by Supajam followed by their debut EP "Six O´clock Shadow" containing a different version of "Try Lie Die Whatever". This received both National and International Radio Play and The Doups ended their year supporting Franz Ferdinand at Campo Pequeno in Lisbon.
The Doups remain Unsigned however 2010 is looking like an equally busy year. March will see The Doups set foot on North American soil for the first time when they play Canadian Music in Toronto followed by a few club dates. Keep your eyes posted for some great news about dates coming up all over Portugal and more Festivals and Gigs a broad as well.
For more info visit: www.myspace.com/thedoups