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Dot to Dot 2014

Fred Perry Subculture has teamed up with Dot to Dot, the UK's leading inner-city new music festival, to bring you the best of 2014's emerging acts and headline performances.

Watch out for footage from this year's featured artists…

Dot to Dot 2014 - About

Music News

Dot to Dot 2014 - About

Music News

Teeming with the best new music, and officially the ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ of 2013 as crowned by The UK Festival Awards, Dot to Dot Festival returns once again as the UK's premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe. Now in its tenth year and touring Manchester (Fri 23rd May), Bristol (Sat 24th May) and Nottingham (Sun 25th May), Dot To Dot’s ever eclectic line-up is set for…

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PEACE

PEACE

Pop
United Kingdom

PEACE

Pop
United Kingdom

As rave culture reached its peak and Brit-pop conquered the world, Harrison Koisser, Samuel Koisser, Douglas Castle and Dominic Boyce were born in the West Midlands of England.

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Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice

Rock
United Kingdom

Wolf Alice

Rock
United Kingdom

With the release of their debut EP ‘Blush’ at the tail end of last year, Wolf Alice affirmed themselves as once of the brightest prospects in UK guitar music today.

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The Midnight Beast

The Midnight Beast

United Kingdom

The Midnight Beast

United Kingdom

The Midnight Beast - an irreverent comedy music hybrid phenomenon, who have just finished broadcasting their second successful series on E4, are due to  release their much anticipated second album 'Shtick Heads' on 2nd June 2014. The trio have been announced as one of the headliners for the Dot to Dot festival in Manchester, Bristol & Nottingha…

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Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett

United Kingdom

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Young Kato

Young Kato

Pop
United Kingdom

Young Kato

Pop
United Kingdom

Young Kato are Tommy, Jack Edwards (guitar), Joe Lever (bass), Harry Steele (keyboards), Sam Henderson (drums), Joe Green (guitar). They met as a group of mates from nearby schools, Jack and Sam bringing the circle together by being stepbrothers. “Effectively it started through failed marriages and we’ve gone from there.” The band formed through fun…

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Charlotte OC

Charlotte OC

Soul
United Kingdom

Charlotte OC

Soul
United Kingdom

Charlotte OC's songwriting  is sophisticated and immediate, familiar and strange. She says she likes wordplay and imagery but has also learnt to trust a gut instinct.

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Music News

Dot to Dot 2014 Playlist

Music News

Listen to tracks from the artists appearing at this year's Dot to Dot Festival. Over 50 tracks, from over 50 artists, with more still to come. Enter…

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bon…

Soul
North America

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Soul
North America

Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing, and a profound depth of feeling: these are the promises of a great soul band. And St. Paul & The Broken Bones deliver on those promises. Half The City is the compelling full-length Single Lock/Thirty Tigers debut of the Birmingham, Alabama-based sextet, who have already created a maelstrom of…

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Laura Welsh

Laura Welsh

Pop
United Kingdom

Laura Welsh

Pop
United Kingdom

Staffordshire-born Laura Welsh’s euphoric electro-pop has got music critics raving, and musicians clamoring to work with her. 

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No Sinner

No Sinner

Rock n Roll
North America

No Sinner

Rock n Roll
North America

No Sinner are described as a cross between The Black Keys. Alabama Shakes and Janis Joplin. They built up a considerable following when they supported Beth Hart in Europe during 2013.

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Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange

Pop
United Kingdom

Kyla La Grange

Pop
United Kingdom

Kyla La Grange returns, and this time her music is brighter, bolder. 

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George Barnett

George Barnett

Pop
United Kingdom

George Barnett

Pop
United Kingdom

The Multi-instrumental and highly talended George Barnett performs, writes and produces all his own songs, including all the instruments within, supported only by a band when he plays live

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Sean McGowan

Sean McGowan

Sean McGowan

Seán McGowan is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Southhampton who started gigging in late 2010 with Dean Paul accompanying him on acoustic guitar.

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Rock
North America

Real Estate

Rock
North America

Atlas, the new album by New Jersey's Real Estate, arrives through Domino on March 3rd 2014. A triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship, Atlas carefully refines, and ultimately perfects, the brilliantly distinct artistic vision that made its predecessors Days and Real Estate so beloved. 

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Darlia

Darlia

Rock
United Kingdom

Darlia

Rock
United Kingdom

Musically, Darlia evoke early-'90s grunge, albeit a particularly British take on that most American of genres. It's all underpinned by a heady dose of melody too, the songs pack a sure punch but are infectious too. And now, despite being together less than a year, Darlia have already toured the country three times released that introductory EP, and…

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Sivu

Sivu

Pop
United Kingdom

Sivu

Pop
United Kingdom

Sivu’s fortunes began to change almost a year ago, when working in a call centre: debut track (the MRI-machine video for ‘Better Man Than He’) went viral, showing the world precisely what goes on inside a musician’s head. He has since signed with Atlantic Records, toured with the likes of London Grammar, and picked up support across Radio 1, 6Music…

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Lauren Aquilina

Lauren Aquilina

singer-songwriter / pop
United Kingdom

Lauren Aquilina

singer-songwriter / pop
United Kingdom

Lauren Aquilina released her third EP, Liars, on 10th March 2014 from a trilogy of self-released EP’s. Lauren is a songstress armed with melancholic piano-driven melodies, propelled by her formidable lyrical ability, all delivered with an overwhelming honesty, something rarely found in an artist so young. 

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Ezra Furman

Ezra Furman

Indie
North America

Ezra Furman

Indie
North America

Following hot on the heels of his first solo debut The Year of No Returning, Oakland resident Ezra Furman is issuing Day Of the Dog, his second solo effort after a fruitful five year/four album stint leading Boston’s Harpoons. Day Of the Dog was recorded at Studio Ballistico in Chicago, engineered and produced by Tim Sandusky and is released by the…

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Drenge

Drenge

Rock
United Kingdom

Drenge

Rock
United Kingdom

The irresistible energy of youth is captured perfectly in “Bloodsports”, the debut single from Castleton duo Drenge, released on Infectious this spring. It sees the reckless thrills and freewheeling vitality of a new generation distilled to its rawest, most unvarnished essence. Brothers Rory and Eoin Loveless are 19 and 21 respectively – Drenge show…

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