Published Oct 21, 2011Did you think that the end of the Streets meant that Mike Skinner would be dropping out of the music world? Think again. Although he may be bringing his rap project to a close following this year's Computers and Blues, he has now started a new band called the D.O.T.
As Gigwise points out, the duo also features Rob Harvey, formerly of the now-defunct British band the Music. The duo have clearly been busy, since they've already posted an album's worth of tracks on their website, all with accompanying videos (although the clips aren't really much to look at).
Harvey sings lead on the bulk of the new material, which, for the most part, doesn't sound much like the Streets or the Music. Listen to the slinky "Your Maker's Mark" below, and go here to listen to all the band's songs.
This sounds pretty cool, but we've got to point out that there has already been a British band called D.O.T., who released their self-titled album on Twisted Nerve Recordings back in 2003.
As for the Streets, the project's final gigs will take place at the Big Reunion festival in England next month. Meanwhile, Skinner is writing the music for a film adaptation of the TV show The Inbetweeners. Oh yeah, and there's also that "punchy thriller" film that never materialized.