Festival Preview: Dot To Dot//Nottingham.

Dot to Dot festival will be stationed at Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester this weekend and as we will be in attendance at the Nottingham leg we have hand-picked a few  of the ‘must see’ bands for you.

Various Cruelties (The Bodega: 18:00 – 18:30) – A fresh outfit with intrusively melodic tracks boasting simplistic bass lines and vocals that are seamlessly easy on the ear.

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Guillemots  (Rescue rooms: 22:30 – 23:30) – No secrets about this band. Guillemots have re-surfaced with a third album that’s seen them gain the attention and credit that saw them hit the scene in the first place. They’ll no doubt be playing tracks off their newest and possibly even their best work yet Walk the River, alongside old favourites ‘Made up Love Song #43’ and ‘Trains to Brazil’.

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Braids (Trent main room: 17.00 – 17.30) – Having seen this band only recently playing a superb support slot for The Antlers there’s no denying that an epic live show will be delivered. An amalgamation of synths and silk harmonies will be at the heart of constructing and eclectic atmosphere when Braids take to the stage.

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich
 (Trent main room: 18:00 – 18:30) – Benjamin Francis Leftwich will be there to offer his acoustic talents that seem so effortlessly matched to his soothing vocals that have been at the forefront of attracting so much attention this year. Already being compared to some of the greats such as Ryan Adams, BFL will surely be a relaxing alternate to the majority of the music at the festival.

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Trophy Wife (Stealth live room: 21:30 – 22:00) – Casual pals with Foals, which their music has been so eagerly compared to of late. Trophy Wife describe themselves as ‘ambitionless office disco’, and why not?! But having seen this Oxford three piece recently, there’s no doubt a captivating show ahead.

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Fixers (The Bodega: 23:00 – 23:30) – Be sure to expect some delightful dream pop when in attendance to Fixers gig. They’ve already had big attention from radio one as having their sound compared continuously to Animal Collective (one song in particular, ‘Iron Deer Dream’).

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Cults (The Bodega: 00:00 – 00:30) – Having already cracked out a stunning debut album, and some serious blog attention this year Cults will no doubt deliver an electric live show with their suitably late stage time.

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From Richard.

Sucking Lemons.


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