“perfect for closing your eyes and letting your worries drift away” – NYLON “Dutch Girl Band Dakota Do Cali Dream Pop So Well” – NOISEY US “Silver Tongue, a gorgeous slice of indie pop.” - THE LINE OF BEST FIT
With EP ‘Leda’ and debut single ‘Icon’, which received critical acclaim from the likes of Noisey and Nylon, Dakota made the dream of introducing the world to their music a reality. The Amsterdam based band seamlessly blend California feels with garage rock and pop – their dreamy and hazy sound lulls and soothes, makes you close your eyes and drift away, before taking a swing at you and whacking you on the head with raving guitar riffs and pounding rhythms.
Dakota's next release, 7” ‘Silver Tongue/Wanderlust’, landed favourable reviews from The Line of Best Fit and leading Dutch media, and got airplay on BBC Radio 1. ‘Silver Tongue’ is about dealing with that person in your life who tries to knock you down at every opportunity – it's an ode to keeping your head high and your eye on the prize. That’s exactly what Lisa Brammer (vocals), Lana Kooper (bass), Jasmine van der Waals (guitar) and Annemarie van den Born (drums) plan to do in 2018, as they write and record their debut album, planned for release later this year. Having spent 2017 supporting Klangstof and playing major festivals like The Great Escape (UK), Reeperbahn (DE), Popronde (NL), Down The Rabbit Hole (NL) and Valkhof Festival (NL), Dakota kick-started 2018 making a lasting impression with their show at Eurosonic and Noorderslag (NL). And this year's festival season promises to be a sunny one, with Dakota spreading their Cali vibes all over Europe.