D2D preview #3: Story Books

The Mic/ May 19, 2013

Story Books are probably best known by their 2012 single ‘Peregrine’ that was BBC Introducing’s tip of the week, and features singer Kristofer Harris singing gloomily on a train track. Gloominess aside, the band write songs that are anthemic but not at the cost of intelligent songwriting, and all are as touching and texturally satisfying as the next. Here’s the

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D2D preview #2: Swim Deep

The Mic/ May 18, 2013

The Mic caught up with Austin, Higgy, Zach and Cav from Swim Deep on their last trip to Nottingham. We’ve been revisting their best words in anticipation of Dot to Dot. What’s the strangest experience you’ve had so far? There’s a video  that our photographer took, where he goes round the corner and I’m face down, lying on the ground.

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D2D preview #1: spaceships are cool

The Mic/ May 17, 2013

With Dot to Dot just around the corner, The Mic will be previewing the festival everyday with a look at some of the bands that we’re most looking forward to. Today, it’s Nottingham’s spaceships are cool. spaceships are cool are a really hard band to describe. They’ve got that great late 90s/early 00’s American indie that sounds like it should

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Preview: BATON ROUGE @ J.T Soar 30/04/13 (Tonight)

The Mic/ April 30, 2013

First there was the new Daft Punk track, and then the Phoenix album. Both released within the space of a fortnight, and both exemplifying the French’s talent of making incredible pop songs. However, albeit perhaps to their credit, I admit that I have overplayed them both within far too short a time, and I guess you might say I’m fiending

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Preview: Dutch Uncles @ Spanky Van Dykes 01/05/13

The Mic/ April 24, 2013

Next week Nottingham is privileged enough to be hosting Mic favourites DUTCH UNCLES at Spanky Van Dykes. 2013 has been good to the band, as seen from the reception their debut album Out of Touch in the Wild received; national papers such as The Times declared that it would be ‘a glaring omission’ if it didn’t make the Mercury Prize list’,

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Preview: Charm of Achilles Support Bleech @ Rescue Rooms 17/4/13

The Mic/ April 5, 2013

So things seem to be going quite well for new Nottingham band Charm of Achilles, just 2 days after releasing their debut EP they’ve landed a support slot at the rescue rooms for touring London band Bleech. The show is set to be an easter treat the week before we all return to University (woo) so make the most of

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