Another year of Dot to Dot, another list of names to wade through. Even though the plethora of acts may seem overwhelming, there is no need to worry. Because here at Nothing Left Unsaid, we’ve always got your back. We’ve done all the work for you and have listened to everything that the line-up has to offer. However, this isn’t going to be a list of acts that you already know like Mystery Jets and The Temper Trap. This is THE list of five ‘new’ artists that you should check out at this year’s Manchester Dot to Dot Festival.
Quick question, do you like DIIV? If the answer is yes, then FEWS are the band you must check out this Friday. With their dark pulsating basslines, sharp melodies and reverb soaked vocals, FEWS will be one of this year’s highlights. Also their album Means happens to be one of the best debuts released so far this year, which is rather good isn’t it?
What Time? 22:30 – 23:00
Where? AATMA (Formally Kraak) (18+)
For fans of DIIV, Beach Fossils
Creative outlet of Oakland born Jackson Phillips, Day Wave is the one act that you really can’t afford to miss at this year’s festival (unless you’re under 18, whoops). Having recently released his second EP Hard To Read, Phillips’ jangly indie dream pop is some of the most exciting new music you’ll hear at the festival. Plus, where else are you going to hear a sublime cover of New Order’s Ceremony this Friday?
What Time? 18:45 – 19:15
Where? Soup Kitchen (18+)
For fans of The Drums, Horsebeach
It’s approaching nine o’clock and you’ve overdosed on indie. Well guess what? We know exactly what you need in your life, some Danish pop right? Well you’re in luck because Liss are about to start at Soup Kitchen. So grab your mate Gary, who’s itching to dance, and prepare him for the time of his life. Liss’ sound is so lavish and sparkling, you’ll fall in love with them instantly. If you don’t, then you’re boring and don’t deserve to be partying with your mate Gary.
What Time? 20:45 – 21:15
Where? Soup Kitchen (18+)
For fans of getting funky with their mate Gary.
One aspect of Dot to Dot that gets celebrated each year, is their focus on shining a light on new local talent. This year is no different, with Manchester band Góða Tungl leading the line. From the shuffling Shaba, to the American Football-esque Drive, Góða Tungl’s infectious math rock will be one to tell the kids about.
What Time? 18:30 – 19:00
Where? Kosmonaut (18+)
For fans of Foals (Antidotes Era), American Football (well sort of…)
Ah Dot to Dot 2013, a time where B-Town bands reigned supreme. From Peace, JAWS and Superfood, it was a much simpler time. Still wanting to capture the reverb drenched glitter phenomenon? Well get down to Pale Waves. Another Manchester band, Pale Waves have picked up the B-Town baton and are running through the sunny streets of Mancunia with it.
What Time? 19:15 – 19:45
Where? Central Methodist Hall (14+)
For fans of JAWS, BREEZE