Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Feist, Jose Gonzalez


band members

Sarah-Rose McIvor Luke McIvor Brandon Li Wan Po Chris Li Wan Po


Influences

Feist, Grizzly Bear, Catpower


Unearthed artists we like

Eliza Hull , Texture Like Sun, Gabriel Lynch


Website

www.musicofdash.com

Bio

Dash exhibit a punchy and captivating sound built on the somber effects of Chris Li Wan Po on electric guitar, the ethereal yet grounded vocals of Sarah-Rose swelling with the gradual addition of Luke on marching drums and Brandon delivering a solid undertow on bass. DASH vibe on creative risks and melodic-piano driven songwriting to engage audiences.

Melbournian quartet DASH have fashioned a quirky sound representative of the familial ties which bind these two pairs of sibling-musicians. Working with renowned producer Col Leadbetter (Whitley, Sarah Blasko), DASH launched the band with an energetic and eclectic debut EP 'And Then There Were None' March 2013 before touring East Coast Australia, serenading crowds at Mt Beauty Music Festival and catching some press with the likes of Tonedeaf (online), Triple j (Sarah Howells, Roots n All), BMA Magazine (ACT), FBi Radio (Sydney), Triple R (Jonathan Alley) and PBS Radio (Jenny O'Keefe).

The band since won multiple awards for film clip and single ‘The World Behind’ including best folk/roots and best out of Victoria as well as scoring a spot in the shortlist for the International Songwriting Competition. In the Summer of 2014 DASH toured regional Victoria and Tasmania including Cygnet Folk Festival and MONA FOMA to end the summer with a performance at St Kilda Fest.

DASH's second release 'The Day the Rain Comes Down' is due for release July 2014.

"Gorgeously simple. Lovely vocals and a slow build that I really like"
Sarah Howells, Triple j

"This band bring together warm bluesy electric guitar, walking bass lines to accent a confrontational lyrical intimacy with soaring vocals and eclectic beats...a minimalist roots-folk sound of endearing communality"
Zoe Kingsley, Tonedeaf

"This release really stood out from the pack. Beautiful, charming and a good bit of mysticism envelop the senses as the gorgeous sounds of DASH thrum through your body. Well worth a listen"
Jenny O'Keefe, PBS

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

04 Oct 2013

Triple J
30

Sweet banjo vibes, pretty vocals, a little flattened out in the ol' Aussie accent but that's ok. It's a slow burner but a pretty one.

Sweet banjo vibes, pretty vocals, a little flattened out in the ol' Aussie accent but that's ok. It's a slow burner but a pretty one.