WITH ANNIKA BENNETT ON SUPPORT
Through a tapestry of warm vocals and sun-soaked guitar hooks, Dawes have made a name for themselves for replicating the feel of the Laurel Canyon sound of the ’70s. But far from being a copy, the quartet are something retro-inspired, but with a chilled vibe straight out of the present.
After changing their name from Simon Dawes and swapping post-punk for a more mellow folk-rock sound, Dawes first rose to prominence in 2010 with an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the LA-based foursome have gone on to work with some of their heroes including playing with Jackson Browne at an Occupy Wall Street event in 2012.
Annika Bennett is an artist from New York City with a sound that fuses alternative, indie and a melodic instinct inspired by McCartney classic rock. Following the success of her debut EP “Only Emotion,” Bennett went on a 10-week US tour opening for Andrew McMahon, LANY on their US and Canada amphitheater run (115K tickets), and Penny & Sparrow this fall (November) in the US. Check out her newest EP, “ROOM (DEMOS),” which released this August. She is currently working on her next EP, co-produced by Jonah Shy (Dermot Kennedy, Shawn Mendes) to be released top of 2023.