Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Yo La Tengo, Slowdive, The Go-betweens, Real Estate, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Death Cab for Cutie


band members

Daniel Handaru: Vocals and Guitar Carmen Minikus: Guitar, Vocals, and Synths Patrick Hisshion: Drums Saskia Clapton: Bass


Influences

Slowdive, Ruby Haunt, Cocteau Twins, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead, Elliot Smith, Sebadoh, Red House Painters, Spoon, Wilco, Mazzy Star, The Breeders, Pavement, Japanese Breakfast, Fazerdaze


Unearthed artists we like

EGOISM, I Know Leopard, Cry Club, The Nagging Doubts


Website

www.gridsanddots.com

Bio

Grids & Dots are the melodic noise project of visual designers Daniel and Carmen
Han-Minikus, with drummer-philosopher Gray Thomas. Trying to capture the sound of their busy inner-city lives with snippets of melody and romance, principal songwriter Daniel is trying to find visual smidgens of his life in a jumble of fruit-salad poetry and quirky observations about the everyday. Influenced by both 80s synth-pop sense of harmonies and the noise drenched shoegaze bands of the later decade, Grids & Dots try to balance melody with a reverb-saturated impressionistic sense of the cities they live in, by pushing the boundaries of indie pop with an experimental fringe.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Sep 2020

Triple J
40

the yo la tengo reference on your page is a really apt one. you have that peaceful and shimmering sound and the dual vocals work nicely.

the yo la tengo reference on your page is a really apt one. you have that peaceful and shimmering sound and the dual vocals work nicely.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Gorgeous feel to this track - like it's been kept in a locked treasure box in your big sister's room since 1995. This band knows what it's doing.

Gorgeous feel to this track - like it's been kept in a locked treasure box in your big sister's room since 1995. This band knows what it's doing.