Galway’s Dott have released new single ‘Bleached Blonde’, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for girls who love sunshine, surfing, and super-catchy garage pop anthems. The track is taken from their upcoming album Heart Swell, which is set to be released via Graveface Records on 8th June.
If you’ve ever tried to surf on an ironing board (watch the video, you’ll understand) or at an official surf camp, you’ll sympathise with guitarist & vocalist Anna’s struggle when it comes to catching waves. Speaking of the inspiration behind the track, Anna says:‘Bleached Blonde” is about trying, failing and surfing. I’ve been doing a lot of all three since I moved back to Ireland from Toronto last year and became obsessed with the sea. I went on a solo trip to Lahinch in County Clare last summer and rented a cottage where I could surf and write songs for this album. Naturally, themes of the sea started to appear in the songs, and Bleached Blonde was written in that cottage. The song is about how much I enjoy surfing despite not really being very good at it”.
Dott are making waves with their music, and 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’ve toured with and opened for bands such as Shellac, La Luz, Hinds, Chastity Belt, Sad13 and Honeyblood, and we’re sure their new record Heart Swell will see them hitting the road again to play more of their own shows.