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

City Skies

Grids & Dots

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

19 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

such charming indie that casually strolls into your heart on first go and feels like a best friend pretty quickly.

such charming indie that casually strolls into your heart on first go and feels like a best friend pretty quickly.

Review

City Skies

Grids & Dots

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Mar 2021

Triple J
40

Gorgeous dreamy feel to this new one from Grids & Dots. It's a little romantic but never too clean and overworked. Really good stuff.

Gorgeous dreamy feel to this new one from Grids & Dots. It's a little romantic but never too clean and overworked. Really good stuff.

Review

City Skies

Grids & Dots

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

05 Mar 2021

Triple J
35

"You get further away but your shadow's stretched so far" - I can tell if this is hopeful or downcast though whatever the case, there's a beautiful melancholy to this one from Grids & Dots.

"You get further away but your shadow's stretched so far" - I can tell if this is hopeful or downcast though whatever the case, there's a beautiful melancholy to this one from Grids & Dots.