We are delighted to announce that we are curating a night at this years #BLOGTOBERFEST on the 30th October at The Finsbury Pub in London.
Our evening features the brilliant headliner’s Chemtrails who are sure to elicit wonder with their brand of hip swinging garage pop, with support from the fast-emerging dynamic group Novacub, and another of our favourite new acts to be announced on Sept 22nd. For tickets sign up via Dice FM here:
Chemtrails are fronted by romantic and musical partners Mia Lust and Laura Orlova, they make catchy, fuzzy, lo-fi pop music, somewhere between The Pixies, Black Lips and Blondie, with lyrics that are surreal yet earnestly meaningful.
Chemtrails made their debut in September 2016 with the single ‘Aeons’ on Stockholm label PNKSLM Recordings and have since released two EPs. The first, Love in Toxic Wasteland, tells stories of savagery and spirituality in a post-apocalyptic world, with melodic songs built out of raw, heavy guitars and dreamy, reverb-soaked Farfisa organ. The second EP, Headless Pin Up Girl, has a more pop-forward feel to it, with Mia Lust’s lyrics getting deeply personal as she openly reflects on her place in the world as a transgender woman.
The band’s debut album, Calf of the Sacred Cow, is out now via PNKSLM Recordings.
Twinkling with a woozy and wonky charm ‘Ghosts Of My Dead Cats’ is an infectious haunting from Chemtrails as they stir a heady brew, swirling keyboards, and hook-filled atmospherics gather as Lust and Orlova join hands and jump down a wormhole, catchy and slightly unsettling Chemtrails are intoxicating.
NOVACUB is the new group from Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack and fellow current Bloc Party member Louise Bartle; the band is completed with Iona Thomas and Tony Alda. They formed just last year their sound consists of Lissack’s trademark shimmering guitar riffs and Bartle’s impassioned vocals. Dynamic, powerful and melodic their brand of guitar pop is bracing and urgent.
One more act still to be announced.