Todd Dorigo - Backdrop to Boredom
Info: Hailing from the small market town of Middlewich in Cheshire, solo act Todd Dorigo recently made his way to North London to delve into his song-writing and music. His debut single, 'Backdrop to Boredom', was released at the start of the month, and is the first track from his forthcoming EP which will be released later this year.
Falling somewhere in between Supergrass' In It For The Money and The Strokes' Is This It, Dorigo's vocals and lyrics exude the perosnality of a happy cynic, via the medium of an upbeat delivery of catchy guitar progressions and percussion. The single reflects Dorigo's conclusion that the pursuit of your artistic urges trump settling for the familiar and safe; "The song was written at a time when I left my home town up north for London,” he explains. "Middlewich wasn’t exactly the melting pot of creativity and I had been playing in Manchester and Liverpool for years cutting my teeth. Everyone seemed to be on the well-trodden path to stability, and I wasn’t really interested.
"Chasing my passion for music seemed like two-fingers up to my education and to any well-intended guidance I’d ever received. At the time, I think I was so desperate to shake things up and make things happen that the thought of comfort frustrated me as it suggested a lack of movement or progression."
Todd Dorigo - Backdrop to Boredom (Live)
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