Manchester indie-pop quartet Corella have more than few contagious anthems up their collective sleeve, each one jam-packed with giddy guitar lines, vibrant hooks and a magic sprinkle of youthful exuberance. With their most recent earworm ‘Caught Up’ getting plays aplenty at Hidden Herd HQ over the last seven months, we spoke to the fast-rising band about their past, present and future.
‘Caught Up’ is a guitar-pop gem. How did the track come about?
“‘Caught Up’ came about from one of our jams and Jack’s lead riff really stood out to us, so we built it around that and developed it from there.”
How did Corella start out?
“We all met in Manchester after moving away from our hometowns to go and start a band. We all got put in the same flat by chance so it worked out pretty well!”
What inspired the name?
“We didn’t want to have a generic indie name and Jack ended up coming up with ‘Corella’ – we found out it was a bird so stuck with that.”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“The Top 5 influences on our sound at the minute would probably be Foals, The Magic Gang, Hippo Campus, The Night Café and Two Door Cinema Club.”
Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?
“We’re massive fans of Cassia and have played with them before – they’re great guys. Brighton-based band Voodoo and the Crypts are ones to watch – always love their stuff and they deserve recognition.
And finally, what does the future hold for Corella?
“We’ve got our biggest show to date supporting Cassia at the O2 Ritz Manchester on 3rd November, so really looking forward to that!”