I’ve not posted any stuff that gets sent to my email inbox for some time and occasionally I feel a tinge of guilt about it. Here’s a couple that might be of interest to some of you.

Dot Dash are a Washington DC based guitar post-punk band, who have been here before. They’ve got a new album out called Winter Garden Light. It’s pretty good to be honest. You can listen to them and buy it at Bandcamp.

Slightly more off the map are The Bordellos, who were drawn to Bagging Area by the Half Man Half Biscuit stuff, which gives you an idea of their outlook. Fuzzed out goth-garage apparently. Their Bandcamp page is here, featuring the Bring Me The Head Of Justin Bieber ep available as a name your price download i.e. you can pay nothing for it if you want to. The Bordellos say of themselves ‘Midlife crisis, teenage angst, put them in songs and sell them to the yanks… they say ‘No thanks’ ‘. Worth a punt.

Dot Dash

Dot Dash are named after a Wire song, are from DC (Washington to you and me in the UK), and play sparky, nicely ramshackle, English sounding guitar pop which would have sounded perfectly at home on pre-Oasis Creation. These are good songs, worth playing on repeat a few times while they reveal their charms. I couldn’t get the mp3s they sent me to download so you’ll have to make do with Soundcloud links.

There And Back Again Lane


For added fun Dot Dash’s bio has the names of the bands the members have previously been in- Julie Ocean, Modest Proposal, The Saturday People, Youth Brigade, Tree Fort Angst and Glo-Worm. I can visualise all these bands.