New music: Calva Louise sound like The Big Moon meets Iggy Pop

Artist of the day 04/07: Calva Louise
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Calva Louise sound like: A not-so quiet riot that you don’t ever really want to end.

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Their story: Calva Louise are a trio of friends – Jess on guitar/vocals, Alizon on bass/vocals and Ben on drums and, funnily enough, vocals too – who make raucous, bratty and insanely infectious garage-rock music.

Based out of Camden, London and seen rehearsing pretty much all day every day at The Roundhouse venue’s enviable range of rehearsal spaces which are free to use for under 25-year-olds, the band have since become known as a must-see on the live circuit.

They have been playing live more or less non-stop for the last year or so and have amassed accolades ranging from DIY Magazine to music industry publications like Record Of The Day.

To-date they have only released one single called I’m Gonna Do Well – a cheeky burst of punk rock power pop that demonstrates how musically adept this band are.

What’s so great about them? Quite frankly, it is beyond us why Calva Louise haven’t already been given the award for being one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now.

Jess and co are not short of a live booking or fifty following a year of incendiary gigs around the country, particularly in London, the witnessing of which makes one re-think precisely how much noise a young three-piece are capable of delivering.

As songwriting goes, I’m Gonna Do Well has a tongue-in-cheek arrogance to it that appeals to the great lyricists of the world which compliments the band’s own brand of jagged-guitar craziness.

If you check out one new band live this year, make sure it’s Calva Louise.

Most-streamed track on Spotify: I’m Gonna Do Well

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What will they be doing in 2017? This year is absolutely begging for a single release follow-up to the band’s debut which surfaced last year. Beyond that, they will undoubtedly be playing lots and lots more live shows, a bunch of which you can check out below.

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Upcoming live dates:

  • 12 July: The Waiting Room, London (free entry)
  • 28 July: Petta Sounds, Ipswich (tickets)
  • 19 August: Brixton Windmill, London (tickets)
  • 26 August: Shuffle Festival, London (tickets)
  • 1 September: Bingley Music, Bingley (tickets)
  • 21 September: 229, London (tickets)
  • 21 October: Ritual Union Festival, Oxford (tickets)

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