UK’s Lola Colt grace us with their new video “Diamonds” via Noisey who’ve described it as a “drug-hazed rendezvous” HERE. The track is their second single from their upcoming
US EP debut, Vacant Hearts – out June 3rd on Black Tigress Records. Produced in part by Jim Sclavunos (member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, previously in The Cramps and Sonic Youth), the band also recently recorded their debut album with him which they plan to release at end of this year.
Taking their name from a 60’s spaghetti western, Lola Colt are a powerful and imposing six-piece with 3 girls and 3 guys, fronted by captivating Danish vocalist Gun. The band have sent their audiences into a frenzy with their powerful and captivating live performances, including sold out London shows and intoxicating sets at UK and European festivals. Their two singles, “Jackson” and debut “I Get High if You Get High” on Too Pure, have won them widespread fans at UK press and radio.
Lola Colt originated as the song writing partnership of Gun and lead guitarist Matt, who came together through a long-standing love of vintage films and cinematic sound, as well as having freakishly similar record collections. Film scores have featured heavily in both their lives and continue to be a big influence in their music today. When Matt first started writing music, it was in the form of film scores and theatre productions. As the band developed into a six-piece, their earliest ideas were to create a soundtrack to a film that hadn’t been written yet.
Breaking out from their psychedelic underground beginnings, they are an impressive proposition live and they make certain every show feels like a special event. Visuals are a trademark feature of their live shows, where cinematic projections compliment a collection of unusual visual instruments used on stage. A VJ acts as a seventh member of the band with scripted sets performed in real time. The band have also picked up some unusual Asian instruments on their travels and vintage equipment which they “twist and torture with modern day effects and techniques to give them a unique sound”.
Lola Colt will be playing a string of UK festivals this year with plans to bring their performances to US audiences next year.
LOLA COLT LIVE DATES
May 8 — THE GREAT ESCAPE — Brighton (Bermuda Triangle)
June 4 — OSLO — London
Vacant Hearts EP
Black Tigress Records
June 3, 2014
1 – Vacant Hearts
2 – I Get High if You Get High
3 – Boom Boom Blasphemy
4 – Diamonds
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