Galway City, County Galway
Dott are from Galway, Ireland and play shiny, harmony-driven guitar pop. Their music drips with luscious harmonies, fuzzy guitars and addictive feel-good pop melodies.
Their eagerly awaited album 'Heart Swell' will be released on Graveface Records on June 8th 2018. The first single from the album is 'Like a Girl' which features Sadie Dupuis from Speedy Ortiz on guitar. The song has been heralded as 'an anthem for the Repeal Movement' with a beautiful video featuring many brave members of the Pro-Choice movement.
Their sophomore record will follow up a string of releases including their bedroom demo's release "Beverly Baldwin" (Mirror Universe Records, NYC 2016), Carousel EP (Split with Night School, Graveface Record US, 2015), Swoon LP (Graveface Record US, 2013) and their debut "Button" EP (Graveface Records US/Popical Island IRE, 2013)
With an eager following on both sides of the Atlantic, Dott have appeared at international festivals such as SXSW, CMJ and CMW as well as Irish Festivals Electric Picnic, Indiependence, Camden Crawl and Westport Fest. They have recorded live sessions for Ireland's Late Late Show, BreakThru Radio (NYC) 2FM Dan Hegarty, Arena RTE Radio 1, Ceol ar an Imeall TG4 and Community of Independents, DCTV. Dott have toured with and opened for bands such as Shellac, La Luz, Hinds, Chastity Belt, Sad13 and Honeyblood.
Songs from Dott can be heard on stations such as NPR, USA, BBC Radio, Today FM, 2FM, RTE RADIO 1, RnaG, and 98FM.
"Glowing and infectious" David Dye, NPR.
“Extremely catchy stuff, harmony-laden early-’60s-meets-early-’90s indie rock”, Bill Pearis, Brooklyn Vegan.
"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
"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 and features hard-charging, distortion laden guitar, a killer melody and those delicious harmonies... Dott has a great future in front of them with immediate appeal to indie rock fans." Pop Matters.
What Critics are saying about Heart Swell:
'The focus on Heart Swell is on the powerful, heartbreakingly clear vocals of Anna McCarthy. She could sing just about anything and make it sound like an urgent message from the angels.' - Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com
'It’s more than an album; it’s an agent of change', Elizabeth Woronzoff, Spectrum Culture
'... from start to finish it will make your garage-pop loving heart palpitate with glee. [Heart Swell] is a shimmering blur of optimism and adrenaline' Kate Crudgington, Get in Her Ears