2003 – Scottish band Dogs Die in Hot Cars lead singer Craig McIntosh

Scottish band Dogs Die in Hot Cars

2003 – Scottish band Dogs Die in Hot Cars lead singer Craig McIntosh is electrocuted onstage in Dundee.

You mean this crap still happens. At least he died lovin’ what he was doing! Hats Off!

Dogs Die in Hot Cars are a Scottish band which became popular in the UK and international music scene at the same time as Biffy Clyro and Franz Ferdinand.

The band’s name comes from a RSPCA campaign to advise dog owners not to leave their pets in hot cars. The band lists their influences among others as Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers,XTC and Talking Heads.

The band posted a blog on their MySpace on September 18, 2007 indicating that they have decided to end all work on a new album. With this news they also said that they are going their separate ways and may or may not reunite.

A song of the band’s, entitled ‘Nobody Teaches Life Anything’ (found on 2004 release ‘Man Bites Man’ EP) was used in a lengthy television advertising campaign in the UK by Boots.

In April 2008, the band announced on their website that they have started again on their second album and released several free songs on their blog for fans to remix.

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