DOUGIE POYNTER UNVEILS HIS BRAND NEW BAND INK.
London-based alt-rock trio, INK. were formed in London in 2017 by three friends: vocalist/guitarist Todd Dorigo; vocalist/bassist Dougie Poynter and drummer Corey Alexander. The band’s name is a nod to Ralph Steadman, a Welsh illustrator best known for his ink-heavy pieces – pieces that inspired Dougie and Todd during the writing process. INK. will perform at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff on Friday the 11th of May. Tickets go on sale Friday the 23rd of March at 9am through http://bit.ly/inkclwb
Creating a sonic that can only be described as alternative rock meets grunge, classic rock and new age, the members of INK. are heavily influenced by a range of artists, from The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave and Nirvana to the writings of Alan Ginsberg, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jack Kerouc - often contrasting their pop-influenced hooks and bass driven verses with lyrics covering topics of anxiety, love and coming of age.
INK.'s first EP, HEAVEN, is out now featuring the songs “SYMPHONY WOMAN", and "BACK TO THE NOISE" and the lead tracks, "FEVER" and “HEAVEN”.
After consistently seeing each other at fashion events throughout London, Milan and Paris, Dougie and Todd, who each knew of each other as musicians and shared a common bond over their love for Ralph Steadman and the Beat Generation, decided one evening over a Sunday roast that they should pick up a guitar and write a tune or two. Their first few songs came out so well, that they decided to join forces as a band. Shortly after, Corey, who both Dougie and Todd knew individually as one of the best drummers in England, joined the band.