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The Dowling Poole release an acoustic live recording of the song 'Empires, Buildings and Acquisitions'

Press Release   •   Feb 23, 2017 20:38 GMT

British pop group The Dowling Poole has released an acoustic live recording of the song 'Empires, Buildings and Acquisitions', and it's now available as a free download via Bandcamp. The full electric version of the song  is available from the groups critically acclaimed debut album 'Bleak Strategies' which was released in 2014.

"The song was written about Donald Trump before he was the evil overlord for the entire planet, when he was just a simple billionaire tyrant, trying to kick people out of their homes in Aberdeenshire so he could have another exclusive golf course for his elitist chums", says Willie Dowling.


ABOUT The Dowling Poole

The Dowling Poole is formed by singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Willie Dowling and Jon Poole. Their first album 'Bleak Strategies' was a Top 20 Indie album and with Mojo describing it as “A classic British rock album heavy on powerpop smarts 4/5”. Classic Rock magazine hailed the album as “one of the most gorgeously idiosyncratic records to emerge in years 9/10”.

Influenced by pop masters such as XTC, ELO, Blur, 10cc, The Kinks, The Beatles and more, The Dowling Poole – described by The Sun as “an awesome pairing 4.5/5”, have once more created an eclectic and contemporary sounding mix of semi-psychedelic pop, somehow quintessentially British-sounding, laced with harmonies and a multitude of influences from the best of 50 years of rock and popular music.

TOP REVIEWS for 'One Hyde Park'

The Dowling Poole's second album, 'One Hyde Park', was released in 2016: 

"It's a great pop rock record - don't miss out" 4 1/2 out of 5 - The Sun

"A uniquely brilliant creation from a breezily talented pair" - 9 out of 10 - Classic Rock

"Full of buoyant, melodic swot-rock smarts" - Mojo

"Quirky, clever and incredibly catchy" - Vive Le Rock

"Dowling and Poole continue to hit every button that matters; there has to be a place for beautiful music like this. One of the albums of this or any other year" 10 out for 10 -Powerplay Magazine

"One of the best pop albums you'll hear all year" 4 1/2 out of 5 - Get Ready To Rock

"You'll appreciate every 'ba-ba' and pop culture witticism. Highly recommended" 8 out of 10 - Powerpopaholic

3 NEW EP's - 'Deep Breath', 'Miles Checks Out' and 'Bright Spark'

'Deep Breath', which features two live acoustic bonus tracks, ('A Kiss On the Ocean' and 'Paper, Scissors, Stone),

'Miles Checks Out', which features two live acoustic bonus tracks, ('Saving It All For A Saturday' and 'Getting A Licence').

'Bright Spark', which features two live acoustic bonus tracks , ('The Sun Is Mine' and 'Where The Memories Fester').

All six bonus tracks featuring on the three EP's were originally recorded in their ‘full band’ versions, for the group's critically acclaimed debut album 'Bleak Strategies' which was released in 2014.

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