Galway City, County Galway
Dott are from Galway, Ireland and play shiny, harmony-driven garage pop. Their music drips with luscious harmonies, fuzzy guitars and addictive feel-good pop melodies.
Carousel the split record by Ireland's Dott and California's Night School (former members of Whirr) will be out on Record Store Day 2015, April 18th. "Though hailing from opposite sides of the Atlantic, the music from these two groups is a match made in... well... Savannah, GA, home to shared label Graveface Records."
Dott's eagerly awaited debut album "Swoon" was released on December 3rd 2013 on Graveface Records US to critical acclaim and their debut EP Button was released in 2013 on 7" on Graveface Records US and in 2012 on the Popical Island Collective, Ireland.
Dott recently returned from a full US tour taking in appearances along the West Coast, SXSW and New York City (kindly supported by Culture Ireland).
Formed in 2012, Dott have been busy with tours across the USA, SXSW '14, CMJ '14 and appearances live on national television on the Late Late Show, at Electric Picnic, HWCH, Camden Crawl, Westport Festival and Indiependence.
They have recorded live sessions for BreakThru Radio (NYC) 2FM Dan Hegarty, Arena RTE Radio 1, Ceol ar an Imeall TG4 and Community of Independents, DCTV.
Songs from Dott can be heard on stations such as NPR, USA, BBC Radio, Today FM, 2FM, RTE RADIO 1, RnaG, 98FM and Phantom Radio.
"Sunny garage rock with dash, shizzle and superfly choruses from Galway-based underground supergroup" Jim Carrol, On the Record, The Irish Times.
"Glowing garage pop, catchy and super fun" Niall Byrne, Nialler9.com
"Glowing and infectious" David Dye, NPR.
"Dott have some infectious tunes on their Button EP... "Leave Tonight" and "Let's Do It" are especially good." Bill Pearis, Brooklyn Vegan
"Brisk, brash and endearing, the sparkling debut of this Irish quartet will renew your faith in tuneful garage rock" Mother Jones
"Addictive melody and lyrics, and choruses that could stay stuck in your head for days" Insound
"The band‘s sound is so appealing that noted indie label, Graveface Records, signed them and is releasing their debut Swoon on December 3rd. “Talk to You” features hard-charging, distortion laden guitar, a killer melody and those delicious harmonies previously mentioned. Dott has a great future in front of them with immediate appeal to indie rock fans." Pop Matters
"With Swoon Dott have provide the quintessential debut album. Working as an visceral pop tinged introduction to the group’s sound the LP encapsulates everything that their E.P. Button promised. Stunning." Stephen White, The Journalist
"This is something to be heard. This is pure, unfiltered talent and it shines brilliantly through their original jams." TurningIntoObscure.com