Galway City, County Galway
Dott are from Galway, Ireland and play shiney, harmony-driven garage pop. The band is led by songwriter Anna McCarthy (vocals/guitar) with Laura Finnegan (bass/vocals) Miriam Donohue (guitar/vocals) and Tony Higgins (drums).
Their eagerly awaited debut EP "Button" was released on May 17th 2012 on the Popical Island Collective and on April 23rd 2013 on 7" vinyl with Graveface Records USA. The band have just finished recording their debut album which is due out in summer 2013.
Formed only in January 2012, Dott had a busy first year with appearances live on national television on the Late Late Show, at Electric Picnic 2012, HWCH 2012, Camden Crawl 2012, Indiependence 2012, Club Popicalia, 2FM Dan Hegarty Sessions, Arena RTE Radio 1, Ceol ar an Imeall TG4 and Community of Independents, DCTV. Dott recently made their US debut at New York’s favourite independent music venue the Cake Shop, New York. Songs from Button can be heard on 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
"Dott have some infectious tunes on their Button EP... "Leave Tonight" and "Let's Do It" are especially good." Bill Pearis, Brooklyn Vegan
"Managing to sound at once like a classic garage band you somehow missed and as fresh as any current Irish guitar band, Dott have sound-tracked the summer for many music fans. With their style fusing distorted guitars and infectious lyrics, they have proven to be one of the bands to watch on the Irish music scene. They’re the kind of band that listeners want to claim rights to having been first to fall for their quirky charm. The stratosphere beckons." Paul McConnell, State Magazine
" 'Button’ is a timely release – a perfect accompaniment to these balmy summer evenings, and a nice pre-cursor to a long-player to take us well into the night." GoldenPlec.com
"Dott’s pop goodies don’t just melt, they snap and crackle too. A lo-fi, fuzzy, more alternative sound merges with the band’s pop sensibilities." WeAreNoise.com
"it's grunge in the nicest possible way... simple, sweet indie pop songs with a lick of fuzz wrapped in gorgeous harmonies." JustMusicThatILike.com
"Button from Dott is doing all sorts of funny sunshiny things to my head and heart, even more impressive considering the horrible grey clouds staring in at me through the window." TheGManWorld.com
"Let’s Do It will banish the glums, raise your spirits, lift your eyes, embolden your heart and part your lips to sing along all day to that super-catchy chorus." HarmlessNoise.com
"This is something to be heard. This is pure, unfiltered talent and it shines brilliantly through their original jams." TurningIntoObscure.com
|28 Jun 2013||18:00||Westport House, Westport, Mayo||Westport Festival|
|21 Aug 2013||21:00||The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1||Torche (US) support|
|22 Aug 2013||21:00||Auntie Annies , 44 Dublin Road, Belfast||Torche (US) support|