The D.O.T. is a band that is so much more than the sum of it's parts. That's quite a statement when the band is made up of Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey. And no they won't tell you what it stands for. That's Mike Skinner, he of The Streets and urban beat poet laureate of the nation by the way. Oh and Rob Harvey, the banshee voiced front man of noughties dance rockers, The Music. The relationship was formed when Mike and Rob's former bands would cross paths on the touring circuit and solidified when Mike asked rob to accompany him on the final Streets tour. Mike and Rob soon then put in some studio time and reveled in the freedom to make music for it's own sake. With no need to conform to a specific style, or satisfy a record label's scheduling demands, there gradually evolved the sound you hear now in their second album Diary . A mix of soulful electronic blues and dance with Rob's vocals soaring stronger than ever and Mike's beats driving the songs home. The D.O.T. have been steadily building their online fanbase over the past two years. Posting demo tracks and videos regularly on their website The D.O.T. have taken video diaries to an artform. In an age when synergy and fan engagement are the buzzwords for promotion this is something that comes naturally to Mike and Rob.