Nottingham based indie pop five-piece Dog Is Dead met at West Bridgford School in 2008. It was at the tender age of 13 that lead singer/guitarist Rob Milton, Joss Van Wilder (keys), and Lawrence Cole (bass/sax) formed the first incarnation of Dog Is Dead under the moniker Oh Henry! From there Cole invited his friend Lawrence Libor to join the band on drums and Rob White was installed on lead guitar. Their '80s pop-influenced sound saw them experiment with lush harmonies and the saxophone, which gave their indie pop blend an original sound. They soon began to play in local clubs, mostly the Bodega Social Club in Nottingham.