DASH

Live Act Folk Pop Indie
DASH - Folk Pop Indie Live Act in Melbourne

DASH Short Info

Fierce folk roots coupled with the teen rock rebellion era makes DASH for an intriguing project. Often coupling patterned and childlike storytelling melodies with dirty driving guitars and beats, the quartet prefer to use and manipulate acoustic instruments alongside electric guitars and synth samples.

Debut single - ‘The World Behind’ - from first EP 'And Then There Were None', released Mar 2013, pushed the band onto the Australian scene with the track winning multiple awards for both its animated film clip and songwriting. This attention pulled the band on to festival bills around the country with invitations from MONA FOMA, St Kilda Fest, Cygnet Folk Festival and then going on to be voted best band at Palm Creek Folk Festival.

Dual sibling pairs, Sarah-Rose and Luke, Chris and Brandon now bring their second EP ‘The Day the Rain Comes Down’ (Sept 2014) to the music scene. Making music together since 2012, this release forms another chapter in the bands repertoire and signals a maturity in songwriting and progression outside their rootsier feeling debut.

‘Cautiously’ is the first single to be released from ‘The Day the Rain Comes Down’ and along with a mystical and dark film clip makes for a driving and captivating tune. The band teamed up with local creatives, Full Stop Pictures, to collaborate on an artistic representation of the music and debuted the clip on national media providers Tonedeaf and SpeakerTV.

Working with Col Leadbetter (Whitley, Sarah Blasko) on The Day The Rain Comes Down once again signals a preference for the talented producers open and fluid work ethic. Preferring to make use of live recording techniques, the band would often record into the small hours of the morning and occasionally with the live room in complete darkness. These distinctive, ethereal methods of the established four-piece now flavours this second release.

"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

Fierce folk roots coupled with the teen rock rebellion era makes DASH for an intriguing project. Often coupling patterned and childlike storytelling melodies with dirty driving guitars and beats, the quartet prefer to use and manipulate acoustic instruments alongside electric guitars and synth samples.

Debut single - ‘The World Behind’ - from first EP 'And Then There Were None', released Mar 2013, pushed the band onto the Australian scene with the track winning multiple awards for both its animated film clip and songwriting. This attention pulled the band on to festival bills around the country with invitations from MONA FOMA, St Kilda Fe...

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Past Gigs DASH

  • 05 | 2015 LONDON UK TOUR
  • 01 | 2015 Fitzroy // Edinburgh Gardens Sunset Series
  • 12 | 2014 Warburton Yarra Valley Carols
  • 12 | 2014 Central Victoria Secrets Tour
  • 11 | 2014 Belgrave // Sooki Lounge Yarra Valley Launch // The Day the Rain Comes Down
  • 11 | 2014 Hobart TASMANIA TOUR
  • 11 | 2014 Melbourne // Croydon Maroondah Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Melbourne // The Toff in Town Supporting Gabriel Lynch

Discography DASH

  • 2014 The Day The Rain Comes Down EP | Independent
  • 2013 And Then There Were None EP | Independent

Media

  • Video DASH // CAUTIOUSLY // OFFICIAL
  • Video DASH // THE WORLD BEHIND //...
  • Sound Secrets
  • Sound The Sea

Origin

  • Melbourne AU

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Sarah-Rose Keys, lead vocals
  • Luke McIvor Drums
  • Chris Li Wan Po Guitar
  • Brandon Li Wan Po Bass Guitar