FP100 Fife bands 40. Dogs Die In Hot Cars

Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Dogs Die In Hot Cars

Formed in 1997 in St Andrews, Dogs Die in Hot Cars began playing together at the age of just 14.

The original line up was Craig MacIntosh (vocals, guitar), Gary Smith (vocals, guitar), Lee Worrall (bass and glockenspiel) and Laurence Davey (drums and percussion).

The four met at Madras College and in 1999 they moved to Glasgow where Ruth Quigley (vocals, keyboards, French horn) joined to complete the line up.

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

In July 2004 they released their debut album ‘Please Describe Yourself’ (produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, long term producers for Madness), including the track ‘Godhopping’ which hit number 24 on the UK singles chart and remains the band’s biggest hit.

‘I Love You ‘Cause I Have To’ from the same album peaked at number 32 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, while recording their second album, the group announced they’d disbanded.

Frontman Craig Macintosh, embarked on a solo career performing under the name Moy, and released his first solo album, ‘The Lie’ in 2010.