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Irish noise pop group Dott tread the line between the sugary, handclap-filled melodies of early-'60s AM radio and the lo-fi fuzz of '90s garage rock
providing a kick with their intensely personal and sometimes political lyrics, and the powerful voice of Anna McCarthy.
Their eagerly awaited album 'Heart Swell' was released on Graveface Records on June 8th 2018. The first single from the album, 'Like a Girl' featured Sadie Dupuis from Speedy Ortiz on guitar. The song was heralded as 'an anthem for the Repeal Movement' with a beautiful video featuring many brave members of the Pro-Choice movement. Dott spent the summer busy with performances across Ireland and the UK. Some highlights since their album release included performances at the Galway International Arts Festival, Other Voices Ballina and the Irish and UK tour with We Are Scientists.
"Sunny garage rock with dash, shizzle and superfly choruses from Galway-based underground supergroup" Jim Carrol, On the Record, The Irish Times.ng 1
Their sophomore record followed up a string of releases including their much-loved bedroom demo's EP "Beverly Baldwin" (Mirror Universe Records, NYC 2016), their critically acclaimed album Swoon, (Graveface Record US, 2013) and their sparkling debut EP, "Button" (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, Other Voices, Indiependence, Camden Crawl and Galway International Arts Festival. They have recorded live sessions for Ireland's Late Late Show, BreakThru Radio (NYC) 2FM Dan Hegarty, Paul McLoone (Today FM), Arena RTE Radio 1, Across the Line (BBC NI), 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, and 98FM.
Dott have toured and played with bands such as Shellac, We Are Scientists, La Luz, Hinds, Chastity Belt, Sad13, PINS, and Honeyblood.