Sunday, 2 June 2013


So as well as the kind people at Dot to Dot giving us some festival tickets giveaway we got a press pass for D2D Manchester!  So we gave our resident WE ARE COW photographer Richard a chance to go along and document the evening! Here is what he got up to and a few bands for you to check out if you havent already!

All words and photos by 

Richard Manning

(Just click the band names for links to their sites!)

First up was up and coming SKATERS a 5 piece, skuzzy punk rock band from NYC who ironically dont skate. It was fairly early on in the day so the crowd wasn't booming but this didn't dampen the boys sprits who jumped around the stage with their snap backs and military jackets.

For fans of: Splashh / Strokes Drowners

Manchester born lads who have just been touring with Muse, playing to 40,000 people and they don't even have an album out yet. WTF. They have risen to stardom in what seems like a matter of minutes, with their catchy indie pop rock tracks and erm well... Hair. 
The girls love them and the boys wanna be them, We love it.

For fans of: Little Comets / Foals / Vampire Weekend

Singer song writer Dan Croll was a great little surprise for me, I had only heard a couple of songs but he and his band really encapsulated me. Good feel vibes all round 
his new single 'Compliment Your Soul' is a definite summer hit! 

For fans of : Prince / Beirut 

The Danish version of Grimes mixed with Lana Del Rey is what I would label her as. I went to see her at Live at Leeds earlier in May, she was super energetic and had an abundance of stage presence. Definitely something to watch for the future.  

For fans of: Grimes / Lana del Ray

PINS are an all girl dark group from Manchester these ladies are awesome. Fact. Labeled by the Guardian as 'The most Brooklyn band ever to come from Manchester' what are you waiting for go listen to them

For fans of: Vivian Girls / Savages / BRMC

Deap Vally

This two piece super babe group from Cali have so much attitude and wreak of cool.
 I have seen these girls a couple of times and each time they have owned the stage with Lindsey explosive screams, shouts and grimaces and Julie's amazing glitter ball outfits and auburn curls it is hard to take your eyes off them both.

For fans of: White Stripes / The Black Keys / Led Zeppelin

Best Friends are a surf pop punk band from Steel City. A bit confusing but their songs are just plain awesome and most defo gonna be on my car stereo with the windows 
down when summer finally arrives!

For fans of Wavves / Bos Angeles / Gorgeous Bully

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