image-722709a7bb14d32e1ed34bf569312287bbac0006a1f03d2d009cdabe232abb2a-vOddly perhaps one of the best sounding British post punk bands out there are actually American. Dot Dash have existed in a super creative bubble for years and honed their angular post punk,  guitar power pop sound to a perfection that needs to be recognised over here.

The band hail from Washington D.C., Dot Dash is Terry (guitar/vocals), Steve (guitar), Hunter (bass), and Danny (drums) with the members also playing at times in other bands including Julie Ocean, Minor Threat (Dischord label), Government Issue, The Saturday People(Slumberland), glo-worm (K), Tree Fort Angst (Bus Stop), St. Christopher (Sarah), and Swervedriver (Creation), among others.

The band have a five track smaller below which we urge you to listen to.


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– Over last 5 years, Dot Dash has had 5 albums released, all by Canadian indie label The Beautiful Music:



WASHINGTON POST: “Everything we’ve ever read about Dot Dash plays up the group’s collective resume: Singer/guitarist Terry Banks was in St. Christopher and the Saturday People before teaming up with bassist Hunter Bennett in acclaimed indie-rock band Julie Ocean; guitarist Steve Hansgen played bass for hardcore legends Minor Threat and Government Issue, and then the mod group Modest Proposal; drummer Danny Ingram co-founded harDCore band Youth Brigade. Very impressive. But we’re more interested in the music, a retro cocktail that recalls the yearning indie-pop of Sarah Records; the ’80s neo-Byrds jangle of R.E.M., Orange Juice and other seminal college radio artists, and the tight, throbbing basslines and slashing guitars that evoke the Jam and the Clash.”


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Dot Dash has played shows with The B-52s, Tommy Keene, The Fleshtones, Ash, The Psychedelic Furs, The Chameleons, The Dickies, Hugh Cornwell, The Monochrome Set, Ian Hunter, Stiff Little Fingers, Glen Matlock, The Bats, Sylvain Sylvain, The Godfathers, Wussy, Terry Malts, Urge Overkill, The Drums, The Trashcan Sinatras, Frankie Rose, The Clientele, Drivin’n’Cryin’, The Empty Hearts, Matt Pond PA, Jack Grisham, Moon Duo, Chris Stamey, Wax Idols, The Supersuckers, and lots of other rocking combos.

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