This European duo might not normally get my attention but they met working on a French film soundtrack in 2004, and after a few more collaborations decided to form The Do together. They’re also absurdly attractive.
In the interest of pointing out synchronicity whenever it occurs, no matter how minor, the film they met on was “Empire of the Wolves,” by director Chris Nahon who I was just reading about (regarding his new film “Blood: The Last Vampire”) when this Paris/Helsinki twosome came across my desk. Maybe we’ll all meet in a bar in Morocco in 5 years and fall in love.
The Do, pronounced doh or doe, like the musical note, are singer Olivia Merilahti and multi-instrumentalist Dan Levy. They hit it big in France and from what I’ve heard, should tickle many fancies here too. I like their sound in this video for “At Last.” Sounds like a Moe Tucker after hours, but with more lights on, and if Moe were less pouty and more like Nico.
And here’s another song of the record A Mouthful, due out in the US July 14th.
“Tammie,” by The Do.