Dakota Avenue are an explosive alt-rock outfit based in Manchester, who’ve spent years honing their unique sound. They have clocked radio play from Amazing Radio, XS Manchester, performing live sessions on BBC Introducing. Dakota Avenue have played a variety of stages to thousands, including Belladrum Festival, Blackthorn Festival and Etihad Stadium’s City Square. 2021 also saw Dakota Avenue support Clean Cut Kid and host a sold-out show at Manchester’s Peer Hat, fresh out of lockdown.

2022 sees Dakota Avenue release lots of new music, hit festivals such as Kendal Calling and A Stone’s Throw with other exciting tastemakers confirmed. E-zines Clout, RGM and The Mancunion championed their music, recorded with producer Andy Gannon (Clean Bandit and Fickle Friends). During lockdown, they pressed and sold merchandise raising hundreds of pounds for Music Venue Trust. Songwriter J pens stories from the heart, tackling mental health, global issues, relationships, and money.