Electronic Press Kit

The Official dot.darkness EPK

About the Band

dot.darkness (pronounced dot-dot-darkness) is a nerdy electronic rock duo based in Texas. The band formed in Nashville in 2011 while the two members were earning their computer science degrees and dabbling in audio engineering.

Josh Sheehy has a long history with dance music, making waves in online communities under various pseudonyms. Colin Hemphill came in with a background in hard rock and metal. During his summers home in Austin, Colin played as the lead guitarist in a local post-rock group called Wildshire.

With this background under their belt, dot.darkness developed their unique sound by drawing on influences from classic video games, synthpop, synthwave, drum & bass, alt metal, and dance.

Who is dot.darkness?

An image of band member Josh using an 8-bit video game style

Josh Sheehy

Vocals / Production

On Twitter
An image of band member Colin using an 8-bit video game style

Colin Hemphill

Guitars / Production

On Twitter

Accolades

dot.darkness has garnered the attention of several celebrity musicians such as Feed Me and Jonathan Coulton.

Jon Gooch (Feed Me, Spor)

In January 2013, legendary electronic producer Jon Gooch released an EP called Death By Robot under his Feed Me persona. The title track was later released on his album Calamari Tuesday. Only three days after the song’s release, dot.darkness produced a full cover of the song and shot a video long into the night, releasing the video upon the world before heading to bed. Their take on the song replaced the robot vocals with human ones and added some traditional dot.darkness guitars.

By the next morning, the video had blown up after Jon tweeted about the cover.

Jonathan Coulton

In April of 2011, shortly after the release of Valve’s Portal 2, dot.darkness performed a cover of the song The Future Soon by internet superstar Jonathan Coulton. At its release, JoCo himself tweeted about his love for their take on his song.

Contact Information

To get in contact with the band regarding booking opportunities, email booking@dotdotdarknessmusic.com and one of the boys will get back to you soon.

Stage Requirements

dot.darkness has most of these things available, and can bring them if necessary. The only thing we absolutely require onsite is a PA system with sufficient line level (1/4" inputs e.g. through a DI box) and microphone inputs.

Standard Setup

  • Josh’s lead vocal (microphone + straight stand)
  • Colin’s vocal (microphone + boom stand)
  • Laptop output (stereo DI)
  • Electric guitar (direct output from amplifier through XLR)

Extended Setup

  • Josh’s lead vocal (microphone + straight stand)
  • Colin’s vocal (microphone + boom stand)
  • Laptop output (stereo DI)
  • Secondary laptop output (stereo DI)
  • Electric guitar (direct output from amplifier through XLR)
  • Keyboard (stereo DI)
  • Full drum kit

Branding

Style Guide

The following guide describes our preferred use of the dot.darkness brand and image, including the color scheme and logo.

Colors

Our color scheme is designed to be simple to use as it primarily features high contrast dark grays and white. Our primary color is a desaturated purple based largely on the artwork for our album Polymorph, and our secondary is a saturated pink. When used correctly, our color scheme meets the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for color contrast, with a AAA rating at a contrast ratio of 7.31:1.

Our preferred color scheme is always white text against a dark background, and this dark theme should be used wherever possible.

Primary
Secondary
White
Gray 1
Gray 2
Gray 3

Logo

Since we prefer white text against a dark background, we almost always use a white logo. However, the dark logo is also provided in our asset downloads when this is not possible, such as print media on white paper.

An example of the standard dot dot darkness logo
Standard Logo

Our standard logo fits in just about any space and is useful for most purposes. Since it features negative space, it’s important to pay attention to the background it is placed on.

An example of the dot dot darkness logo in a banner size
Banner Logo

The banner logo is useful for short and wide applications, such as social media banners.

An example of the dot dot darkness logo icon
Face Logo

The face logo has limited use as iconography to represent the band. In general, it should not be used absent of the standard or banner logos.

Promotional Assets

The following assets are approved for use in the promotion of a dot.darkness performance that you manage. e.g. if you are the owner or employee of a venue who is hosting our concert, an online creator who will be hosting a virtual performance on their platform, a podcast host who will be hosting an episode featuring an interview with dot.darkness, etc. All rights are reserved on these assets, and improper usage may result in a takedown request.

We know that time and budget for creating promotional materials can be limited, but please try to align to our brand guidelines as much as possible if dot.darkness is a headlining act. Each download is packed in a ZIP file.

Vector Logos

The dot.darkness logo in light and dark variations, delivered in SVG format. This ZIP includes the standard logo, wide banner logo, and the face logo.

Raster Logos

The dot.darkness logo in light and dark variations, delivered in PNG format. This ZIP includes the standard logo, wide banner logo, and the face logo.

Band Photos

A collection of photos that express the band’s personality. Unfortunately we do not own the rights to be able to release some of our professional photos, so these will have to do.

Polymorph

Assets that are applicable to a theme based on our Polymorph album.