Our Artist Of The Week is Dakota Avenue!
Dakota Avenue are an explosive alt-rock trio based in Manchester, UK. They have clocked radio play from Amazing Radio, XS Manchester, performing live sessions on BBC Introducing. Dakota Avenue played a variety of stages to thousands, including Belladrum Festival, Blackthorn Festival, Bridgewater Hall and Etihad Stadium’s City Square, supported Clean Cut Kid and hosted 4 sold-out shows.
E-zines Clout, RGM and The Mancunion championed their music, recorded with producer Andy Gannon (Clean Bandit, Fickle Friends). During lockdown, they pressed merchandise raising hundreds of pounds for Music Venue Trust. 2022 sees Dakota Avenue release new music, perform Kendal Calling and A Stone’s Throw with other exciting tastemaker festivals confirmed.
Listen to their latest single, ‘Slap Me Silly” here:
Slap Me Silly is a hypothetical plea for a saint-like figure to appear and click the reset button. “I’m calling for ‘The Man’, I’m brainwashed to the max, the same as all my friends, they feed us all their toxins, taxes, lies.” Dreamy, melodic guitar and epic vocals, meet a powerful rhythm section to produce something that is both catchy and unique.
For more information on Dakota Avenue, head over their socials or catch them on June 3rd, the band are hosting a single launch party at 33 Oldham Street in Manchester.
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