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This is dot dot dash, an independently run music/pop-culture publication. We pride ourselves on trying to get everyone involved, regardless of their level of experience. Whether you’re a total novice or have 20 years in your field, ddd encourages you to get creative and contribute.

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REVIEW:

WHY YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO WICKED THINGS BY VENUS

The Leeds riot grrls blow the proverbial roof off with their debut EP.

LIVE:

Y NOT AT HOME: THE  FESTIVAL TURNED VIRTUAL

The Derbyshire festival has a more remote approach this year, but keeps the spirit alive. We speak to musician Lauran Hibberd about the change.

REVIEW:

THE MOON & ANTARCTICA (2000) - RETROVIEW

Mary looks back at Modest Mouse’s third album on its 20th anniversary.



FEATURE:

LIVE MUSIC IN VIRTUAL REALITY: MELODYVR BRINGS CONCERTS HOME

With live music currently a distant memory, MelodyVR helps to rejuvenate the experience from the comfort of our sofas.

REVIEW:

SET MY HEART ON FIRE IMMEDIATELY: PERFUME GENIUS

Mike Hadreas, with a new album, is at his ambitious, fearless best.



FEATURE:

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MUSIC WORLD

The new decade has thrown a lot of things into disarray, but how is the music world faring?

REVIEW:

HOW I’M FEELING NOW: CHARLI XCX

A personal pop experiment that reflects public discourse more than you may think.

FEATURE:

QUARANTINE MOVIES TO MAKE YOU STAY INDOORS

Seven frightful films that remind us how good it is to stay in.  



REVIEW:

MAYA DELILAH: ‘I’M JUST STUPID’
A zesty precursor to her debut EP.

FEATURE:

BONES UK DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION

Bones UK are putting a new face to rock music, this time; it’s a far more feminine face than rock is used to.

FEATURE:

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC: MY SOURCE OF COMFORT IN A TIME OF LONELINESS

How discovering music, in these times, equates to rediscovering joy.



REVIEW:

THE PROM QUEENS: MENAGERIE EP

The Cleveland folk-pop trio make their stunning debut.

FEATURE:

RUMI’S ‘THE GUEST HOUSE’: A DEEP DIVE

An age-old reminder that everything must pass.

LIVE:

MARIKA
HACKMAN IN THE TOON (27/02/20)
In support of “Any Human Friend”, Marika draws plenty of them.



REVIEW:

‘SWIMMER’: TENNIS

On their fifth album, Tennis bask in the self-imposed sunset of their lives.

PROFILE:

HEATHER CHAMBERS

Issue #1: a Stockport-born Illustrator who values good fun and nostalgia in equal measure.

FEATURE:

A CHAT WITH VÉRITÉ
We discuss her sophomore album, festival lineups and... Porridge?



LIVE:

SAM FENDER’S HOMECOMING SHOW
The North Shields lad goes big AND goes home.

FEATURE:

DO THE GRAMMY’S FAIRLY REPRESENT THEIR NOMINEES?
Melanie takes a quick look at the world’s reaction to our less mainstream talents.

FEATURE:

QUEEN ROCKED FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA AND I FELT LOVE (FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY) AGAIN
The classic rock band recreate their famous Live Aid set, this time, in Australia.



REVIEW:

DANCE WITH YOUR DEMONS: “CINNAMON”, BY HAYLEY WILLIAMS
Hayley’s House of Horrors doesn’t skimp on the funk.

FEATURE:

KILLING IN THE NAME OF THE X FACTOR: THE FIGHT FOR NUMBER ONE
A recap of Christmas 2009’s tumultuous song-war.

FEATURE:

A (VERY) BASIC GUIDE TO BECOME A PC MUSIC STAN
How can something so obviously fake feel so real? An introduction to the PC Music World.



LIVE:

INTERVIEW WITH SNAIL MAIL
We sit down with Lindsey Jordan for a chat, and guest-star on guitar.

REVIEW:

A NEW BOILING POINT: HAYLEY WILLIAMS' "SIMMER"
The Paramore frontwoman steps aside to (literally) bare all in her scathing new single.

FEATURE:

BACK TO THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
We review the last decade in music, and make predictions about what could come next.



FEATURE:

WHY IS KILLING EVE EMPOWERING?
A psycho-killer and a secret agent make for an unusual pairing, but their audience is hooked.

FEATURE:

WHO IS PETALS FOR ARMOR?
An Instagram account has been posting (albeit, aesthetically pleasing) close-ups of flowers since October. But who is behind it? And why?

LIVE:

MUNA IN LEEDS (08/12/19)
The LA-grown, synth-pop trio bring their Saves The World tour to a tiny English pub. 



REVIEW:

YOUR FAV. ALBUMS OF 2019
You wrote in about your favourite albums of 2019, and told us about what made them so great.

LIVE:

SIGRID IN NEWCASTLE (27/11/19)
Norwegian pop-master Sigrid pulls out the tunes at a dynamite show in the North East.



FEATURE:

QUEUEING CULTURE: THE DESIRE TO BE CLOSE

“...What time are you getting to the venue?”. ddd explores why so many of us are obsessed with the idea of being within touching distance.

REVIEW:

BRAND NEW EYES (2009) - RETROVIEW
More than 10 years on, how does the sonic turmoil of Paramore’s restless third album stand up?

LIVE:

VAMPIRE WEEKEND IN MANCHESTER (08/11/19)
The avantgarde Indie masters outstretch an arm, and an invitation to dance.








Mark