6 Acts To Watch At This Year's Dot To Dot Festival

22 May 17 words: Hazel Ward
words: Gav Squires

The all-day new music blowout takes place this Sunday. We've gone through the line-up and picked out some recommendations for you...

94 Gunships (Junkyard, 10pm)
Blues through and through, local lads 94 Gunships mix dirty deep south bass lines with a proper oop north attitude, making you feel like sipping a mint julep and gently fanning yourself with a straw hat while you scoff your chips and watch it pissing it down outside.

Cherry Glazerr (Nottingham Trent Uni, 6:15pm)
Celebrating the release of their third album earlier this year, despite the fact that lead-singer Clementine Creevy is only 19, Cherry Glazerr from the US arrive on the cusp of something big. Musically, it's all slightly grungy early-mid 90s riffs, female empowerment lyrics and youthful energy.

Diablofurs (Angel upstairs, 5:30pm)
Diablofurs bring the glam and the grunge (glunge, obviously) through fuzzy guitars and crunchy riffs. Worth a listen to see a Nottingham band rip-up the stage with all the glamour and pizazz of a slightly-shabby-yet stylish T-Rex, complete with masks and a dramatic flair.

Gurr (Red Room, 2:45pm)
Another two-piece, this time from Germany, although you'd never guess it from listening to them. They sound more like they were part of the mid-80's British indie scene, all infectious pop, jangly guitars and pitch-perfect harmonies. What more could you possibly want?

Honeyblood (Rock City, 5pm)
The Scottish two-piece released their second album Babes Never Die last year to critical acclaim. Their music froths with hooks and is a mix between bubblegum pop, garage rock and something darker and fuzzier, like an all-girl Jesus & Mary Chain playing the Ramones.

Screech Bats (Angel upstairs, 2:30pm)
Screech Bats’ hard punk melodies are reminiscent of the best of the 90s alt scene, updated with modern flair. Beautifully smoky vocals and a helping of riot-grrl grit makes this London band a good bet to catch, especially as it includes seasoned peformers Kit and Lexi from Hearts Under Fire bringing their experience to their new material.

Dot To Dot Festival takes place at various venues around Nottingham on Sunday 28 May 2017. Full line-up available on the festival website. 

Dot To Dot Festival website

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