Behind the Music – Doppler

Doppler, folk-pop group have released their new single, It’s also your fault. Us Jamie Mulrooney and Mick Dempsey of The BIG Questions. . .

The track features famed percussionist Raph Dziubinski (Joe Cocker/Average White Band/Simply Red) and Kevin Donnellan (BRÍDÍN/Third Rehearsal) on violin.

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According to Jamie, It’s also your fault “addresses the complexity of relationships. Compassion, forgiveness, tolerance and the desire to seek the happiness of the other. It’s very difficult to put a gender on that too, but if I had to, it would be alternative folk with some traditional touches.”

The video was filmed by award-winning Irish filmmaker Fionn Rogers and features a love triangle like no other with two models as the main characters as well as Hardy Bucks‘ starring Owen Colgan.

“The video spoofs several iconic rom-com scenes and I hope the comedy shines through. It was a nightmare to shoot as the arms and legs kept falling off the mannequins,” says Mick.

“We just wanted to enjoy the process of making music videos and that’s exactly what we wanted to create.”

Tell us three things about yourself?

Jamie: I didn’t start playing music until I was 14, which is late for a musician. I was hungry then and I am still hungry. A memoryour latest single, has been played over 125,000 times on Spotify and was the most played song on RTÉ Radio 1 in April/May 2020. I run the biggest children’s ukulele program in the country – Ceili Ukulele is a initiative of Music Génération which brings weekly lessons to more than 800 children!!

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Mike: I am an avid vinyl collector. I enjoy the pilgrimage to all the local charity shops in Ballina and find hidden gems all the time. I support the local music scene in Mayo and try to attend as many local gigs as possible if I’m not playing myself. Doppler plans to release four singles over the next 12 months and I’m excited to release all this new music and hopefully play many festivals next year.

How would you describe your music?

Mike: Right now, we’d best be described as Alternative-Indie-Folk-Pop. I know it’s a mouthful but we’re constantly changing and wouldn’t want to be pigeonholed into any particular genre. The album we are working on is a huge mix of genres which will also include funk, country, lounge, bossa nova and rock.

What are your musical inspirations?

Jamie: One band stands out for us right now and that would be the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Me and Mick have gone to see them twice in the past few weeks (London Stadium and Marley Park). Seeing John Frusicainte again in the flesh was honestly a dream come true for both of us. My very first live gig was their iconic performance at Slane in 2003. Other than that, funk band Vulfpeck are a massive influence, as are Mapache, a Mexican-American duo from LA, and Arctic Monkeys.

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Mike: Stevie Ray Vaughan is the basis of my musical career. I idolized him and learned every lick he did, and it made me grow as a guitarist. Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger and everything Steely Dan has produced has blown me away and definitely inspired me as a songwriter.

What was the first concert you went to?

Jamie: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Slane in 2003 when I was 16.

Mike: Paul McCartney in 2007.

What is the first record you bought?

Jamie: Nice fly for a white dude – The Offspring, closely followed by spice world by the Spice Girls.

Mike: A little less conversation – Elvis Presley.

What’s your favorite song right now?

Jamie: white braids and pillow chair – Hot red peppers.

Mike: LA Lonely Cowboy – Mapache.

Favorite lyric of all time?

Jamie: do you realize – The Flaming Lips: “Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face? Do you realize that we are floating in space? Do you realize that happiness makes you cry? Do you realize that everyone you you know will die one day?”

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Mike: Reelin’ in the years – Steely Dan: “You told me you’ve been a genius since you were seventeen, since I’ve known you, I still don’t know what you mean, college weekends don’t didn’t go as you expected, things that pass for knowledge, I can’t understand.”

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Jamie: In the morning light – Mapache.

Mike: Aja – Steely Dan.

Where can people find your music/more information?

Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter.