Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

The Wombats, King of Leon, Silversun Pickups, British India, Cold War Kids


band members

|| Dylan Podsiadly - guitar/vox || Jay Wright - drums || Paul Brandis - keyboard || Jaxon de Santis - guitar || Zac East - bass


Influences

Incubus, Kings Of Leon, The Kooks, Modest Mouse, Smith Street Band, Silversun Pickups


Website

www.atthedakotaband.com

Bio

"Influenced by their surroundings and drawing inspiration from acts like Incubus, Kings of Leon and Cold War Kids, these guys are producing some of the most exciting indie rock we’ve heard in this second half of the year." - ToneDeaf

Hailing from tropical Darwin, indie-groovepop band At The Dakota have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Northern Territory with their addictive pop sensibilities and hooky, quirky lyrics and melodies.

A 5-piece comprising laidback lads from the Top End, At The Dakota’s sound is influenced by the classic "beers on the beach" attitude that epitomizes the Northern Territory lifestyle. Their songs are unapologetically groovy, they celebrate good times and their lyrics are refreshingly cryptic.

At The Dakota have forged a solid (and in our opinion very attractive) fan base in the NT, winning the People’s Choice Award in the 2015 NT Song of the Year Awards and being voted by the public as the local act for the 2016 BASSINTHEGRASS Festival.

They’ve also supported touring acts such at The Rubens, Ball Park Music, Saskwatch and The Bennies and have gone on several national tours.

“At the Dakota definitely bring something fresh, new and inspiring to our community. With a cool, chilled sound that reflects the lifestyle of Territorians, At The Dakota are definitely on the rise and a band to follow.” Foldback Magazine

In 2015 At The Dakota released their debut EP ‘Stories’ featuring the award winning single ‘Stumptail’ (NT Song of the Year) and Hot100 Darwin Feature Track ‘Peach Hat’. Stumptail also featured on Spotify’s Australian 'Indie Mixtape' playlist and the music video for the track was picked up by Rage. 2016 saw the band release the single ‘Rat King City’ and smash an Australian tour – including representing the national Northern Territory Tourism campaign at a pop up event in Melbourne Federation Square.

At The Dakota are currently putting the final touches on their new EP due early 2017 and planning a national EP Tour. Expect several groovy, dance-inducing earworms from the NT with this release.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

08 Jun 2017

Triple J
35

Those vocals are a whole lotta fun and I love the way you've characterised that with a super tasty guitar hook. It really brings in a range of energy.

Those vocals are a whole lotta fun and I love the way you've characterised that with a super tasty guitar hook. It really brings in a range of energy.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

15 Mar 2017

Triple J
30

I'm taken back to the punkfunk heyday with this angular guitar over a disco beat vibe.

I'm taken back to the punkfunk heyday with this angular guitar over a disco beat vibe.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

26 Feb 2017

Triple J
35

I love how you just jump straight into it - no slow build, just great energy from start to end. Tasty guitar hooks, reminds me a bit of Two Door Cinema Club as well? Would jump around to this. Nice one dudes.

I love how you just jump straight into it - no slow build, just great energy from start to end. Tasty guitar hooks, reminds me a bit of Two Door Cinema Club as well? Would jump around to this. Nice one dudes.