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Dool marks a coming of age for frontwoman Ryanne Van Dorst, a singer/guitarist of notoriety in the Netherlands. In the early 00s, she played in popular punk bands the Riplets and Bad Candy, before going solo as Elle Bandita and moving away from youthful rebellion, into rockier waters. It’s a maturation that has only continued, reaching darker depths with the introduction of two former members of countrymen The Devil’s Blood.
“Most of us had been playing together for quite a few years in Elle Bandita,” explains Ryanne. “When a bass player was needed, Micha [Haring, drums] brought in his friend Job [van de Zande], whom he played with in TDB, and who was eager to join. The band grew in a whole different direction, and progressed at such a rapid pace that we decided to start over under a new name.”