Dot to Dot 2014 Preview

For Dot to Dot Festival, three great British cities – Nottingham, Bristol, and Manchester – team up on Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, May 23rd to 25th, with bands playing...
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Dot to Dot 2014 Preview

For Dot to Dot Festival, three great British cities – Nottingham, Bristol, and Manchester – team up on Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, May 23rd to 25th, with bands playing various venues all in one city, then heading on to the next:

 

Peace

Peace (QRO photos at a festival) became the buzz of the U.K. in 2012 with their debut EP, Delicious.  With their updated Madchester sound, two tracks (“California Daze” and “Bloodshake”) were named NME‘s “Top 50 Songs of 2012.”  Peace’s full-length debut In Love came out in March 2013 to positive reviews, expanding on the soundscapes on Delicious (QRO photos at a festival).
Peace
Drenge

Derbyshire’s Drenge (QRO photos) channeled post-grunge sounds on last year’s self-titled debut.
Drenge
Real Estate

Pitchfork has long loved Ridgewood, New Jersey’s Real Estate (QRO live review), including 2012’s sophomore release Days (QRO review) and this year’s relaxed Atlas (QRO review), so see for yourself if they’re right as the band comes to Dot to Dot (QRO photos at a festival).
Real Estate
Lauren Aquilina

Bristol’s Lauren Aquilina managed to hold down a job, go to school, and self-release a trio of EPs – and she’s not even twenty yet!
Lauren Aquilina
The Midnight Beast

Putting some parody into Dot to Dot is Putney’s The Midnight Beast.
The Midnight Beast
Josh Record

Josh Record got much critical acclaim in 2012 on the back of single “For Your Love”, and comes to Dot to Dot before the July release of his debut full-length, Pillars.
Josh Record
The Pizza Underground

The unusual Pizza Underground have had an unexpectedly long life. They parody Velvet Underground songs by remaking them about pizza – and are fronted by Macaulay Culkin?!? Yet they’ve lasted far longer than that slice in your refrigerator.
The Pizza Underground
Catfish & The Bottlemen

North Wales’ young Catfish & The Bottlemen are playing seemingly a million festivals this summer, but one of the earliest is Dot to Dot.
Catfish & The Bottlemen
Luke Sital-Singh

From New Malden in southwest London comes the alt-folk singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh.
Luke Sital-Singh
Courtney Barnett

Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett won fans like Rolling Stone and The New York Times after her CMJ 2013 performance (QRO festival recap), with funny, rambling lyrics and a deadpan delivery.
Courtney Barnett
Saint Raymond

Callum Burrows, a.k.a. Saint Raymond, comes to Dot to Dot after opening for Ed Sheeran’s (QRO photos at a festival) Multiply Tour.
Saint Raymond
Wolf Alice

North London’s Wolf Alice (QRO photos at a festival) may have debuted last year with single “Fluffy”, but they’re anything but, as they come to Dot to Dot (QRO photos at U.K. festival).
Wolf Alice
Kyla La Grange

Watford’s Kyla La Grange comes to Dot to Dot mere days before the release of her second studio album, Cut Your Teeth.
Kyla La Grange
Hudson Taylor

Not a man but a duo, brothers Alfie & Harry Hudson-Taylor play Dot to Dot in the run-up to the September release of their first full-length.
Hudson Taylor
Ezra Furman

Main Man behind Chicago folk-rock outfit Ezra Furman & The Harpoons (QRO photos at a festival), Mr. Furman comes to Dot to Dot solo.
Ezra Furman
Amber Run

Nottingham’s own Amber Run might be best known for having an ‘ambassador’, friend Mark Owen of nineties boy band Take That.
Amber Run
Young Kato

This six-piece indie-pop outfit from Cheltenham got attention throughout Britain when they appeared on the fifth season premiere of Made In Chelsea last year.
Young Kato
St. Paul & The Broken Bones

From Birmingham, Alabama, St. Paul & The Broken Bones bring the true southern soul.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Raleigh Ritchie

Actor Jacob Anderson brings some trip-hop to Dot to Dot as Raleigh Ritchie.
Raleigh Ritchie
Caveman

Caveman (QRO photos at a festival) emerged out of one-half of the tricky to pigeonhole Subjects (QRO spotlight on) with last year’s similarly tough to categorize CoCo Beware (QRO review), but have settled down into an interesting haunt with last year’s self-titled follow-up (QRO review).
Caveman
We Were Evergreen

From Paris by way of England, We Were Evergreen (QRO photos at a festival) blend folk melodies, electro beats and exotic rhythms.
We Were Evergreen
Spring Offensive

Spring Offensive (QRO photos at a festival) is a band trying to keep light of things in a dark, twisted world.  They have beautiful chords, and bright, jaunting guitar but have this irrevocable dark fervor that is present.  Yet it somehow makes it all the more captivating (QRO photos at a festival).
Spring Offensive
White Lung

Vancouver’s White Lung (QRO photos at a festival) bring some punk rock to Dot to Dot (QRO photos at a festival).
White Lung
Also:

Barbarossa

Adam Barnes

George Barnett

Betty Who

Big Sixes

The Bohicas

Alice Boman

Champs

Charlotte DC

Cousin Marnie

Darlia

Freddie Dickson

Dolomite Minor – QRO photos at a festival

Drowners

The Elwins

Emily & The Woods

Famy

Fickle Friends

The 45s

Fyfe

Gallery Circus

Gengahr

God Damn

Noah Gundersen

The Heartbreaks

Hero Fisher

Honeyblood – QRO photos at a festival

Horse Thief

Huskies

Indiana

Jamie Isaac

The Jacques

Gavin James

Jaws

July Talk

Max Jury

Keston Cobblers Club

La Femme

Lapland

Life

Life In Film

Johnny Lloyd

Love Zombies

LSA

Norma Jean Martine

Sean McGowan

Tor Miller

The Minutes

Mt Royal

No Sinner

Osca

Fred Page

Port Isla

The Ramona Flowers

Rhodes

The Scenes

Sivu

Slaves

Southern

Stats

Stonefield

Sundara Karma

Superfood

The Trouble With Templeton

We the Wild

Laura Welsh

Wonder Villains

Years & Years

Young Romance
Betty Who




Dolomite Minor






The Elwins






Honeyblood






Max Jury






Mt Royal






The Trouble with Templeton






Years & Years

 

 

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