About the Artist

The Doprah sound is not so much international as intergalactic - noise that stretches outwards and inward as if concocted in a particularly colourful area of your mind.

The songs are created in partnership by Steven Marr and Indira Force, with Marr handling production duties and Force the vocal majority. Bringing the songs to a live setting required more hands on deck (and an extra foot for the kick drum).

In full six-piece form, Doprah's live show is an immersive experience. Off the back of two New Zealand Alternative Chart number one singles, Whatever You Want and Stranger People, the band played to packed venues around the country late last year.

Earlier this year, Doprah were the support for Lorde at her post-Grammy homecoming show in Auckland, played St Jerome's Laneway Festival, performed with Liam Finn and the curated boutique festival Camp A Low Hum.

In June this year they released their self-titled debut EP, recorded in Marr's bedroom, via Arch Hill and premiered a video for Stranger People, co-directed by Auckland-based Thunderlips, in the United States on SPIN Magazine's website.

In July, Doprah was announced as the "Next Big Sound" on Billboard. Each week the notable US website lists the fastest accelerating artists during the past week, across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success, as measured by Next Big Sound.

2014 is set to provide more excitement for the band as they seek adventure further abroad with assistance from their US management company. Their debut EP has just been released globally with a full album following later this year.


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The newly released EP from Doprah pulls together singles that were released online over the last year-or-so by the Christchurch-based duo. However, the packaging of these slightly disparate songs as ...


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