The perfect soundtrack for those who love sunshine, surfing and super-catchy garage pop anthems, Galway’s Dott have shared their latest single ‘Bleached Blonde’. The track is taken from their upcoming album Heart Swell, which is set for release via Graveface Records on 8th June.
If you’ve ever tried to surf on an ironing board (watch the video, you’ll understand), you’ll sympathise with guitarist & vocalist Anna’s struggle when it comes to catching waves. “‘Bleached Blonde” is about trying, failing and surfing,” she explains. “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 Shellac, La Luz, Hinds, Chastity Belt, Sad13 and Honeyblood.
Watch the video for ‘Bleached Blonde’ below and pre-order your copy of Heart Swell here.
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