THE DODIES are a young garage rock duo from the southern desert of Israel. Yoni Avittan fronts the band as lead vocalist and guitarist, as Ran Aronson sings backing vocals while simultaneously playing bass lines on keyboard with one hand and playing the entire drum kit with the other.
In February 2020, THE DODIES premiered their whimsical video for single “Boiling Point” from their debut album It’s One Hell of a Ride. The album was produced by THE DODIES and co-producer Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Sons Of Apollo / ex-Guns N’ Roses). In July 2020, THE DODIES released their imaginative video for single “Alien” . Its animation was made independently by the band, featuring Yoni’s original drawings that were specifically made to envision the song’s energy.
In August 2021, THE DODIES recorded their second album Floating in Limbo in Ireland, which was also co-produced with Ron Thal. The album was released in April 2022. accompanied by the single “No Silver Lining” and its humorous TikTok-themed music video. Two songs off the album,”No Silver Lining” and “Science”, were featured on Spotify’s “All New Rock” Playlist.
THE DODIES songs jump head-first into depression, alienation and rage, contrasted by hooky riffs and catchy melodies. They’re a band that puts high importance on artistic integrity and uncompromising authenticity, always giving their full spirit in the studio and on stage.
“This album has left me in awe of what can be accomplished by two kids who happen to like playing music together”
“What is so sweet about this album is it feels like no one has told these guys who to be. There is a maturity to it, but also a genius way of pulling together some highly eclectic sounds.”
– Rock Lines Magazine
“ I know bands of six guys that are not able to deliver the same amount of energy the two Israel based guys are capable of releasing. Pretty kickass, isn’t it.”
– KMS Reviews
“The production is a perfect mix of a fantastic recording without taking out the garage band sound. The one thing I really enjoy about this album is that every song is completely different, so you never know what’s coming next. I found myself wanting to rock hard, and then almost in tears throughout this journey, as the album title suggests, It’s One Hell of a Ride.”
– Boston Rock Radio
“The Dodies have captured the raw essence of youth in a captivating debut album. Their desire to deliver authenticity and integrity has well and truly been achieved, as this collection of songs beckons bigger and better things to come for this excitingly ambitious duo.I hope to see them on the festival circuit across the UK in the near future.”
– Rock Generation
“The 13-song album is an amalgamate of genres from punk to rock to grunge all happily coexisting. without a doubt a great beginning for The Dodies.”
– Screamer Magazine