Today, our new music spotlight is on Post Louis.
Location: London and Edinburgh
Line-up: Stephanie Davin (vocals), Mattis Moviken (drums), Andy Stern (guitar/vocals), Robbie Stern (guitar), Adam Turner-Heffer (bass)
About: Angular art-rock quintet Post Louis comprises Stephanie Davin (vocals), Mattis Moviken (drums), Andy Stern (guitar/vocals), Robbie Stern (guitar), Adam Turner-Heffer (bass).
The band has recently relaunched. Now based across London and Edinburgh, they formed brand new songs through meticulous playing, testing, deconstructing and experimenting at the Norwegian Church (Sjømannskirken) in South London last year. Self-produced, the experimental tracks are carefully composed to expose the playing styles and personalities of each band member.
As the music, and the process of creating it, became more personal and vulnerable, so the songs have started to address darker and messier themes. Post Louis’ two early EPs were preoccupied with the ways in which people can damage one other – the small-scale methods by which individuals can be cruel, sometimes without realising. Their new writing extends this gaze, taking in questions about love, labour, effort and blame.
What Hidden Herd say: Post Louis’ experimental style continues to broaden their wide appeal from track to track. On ‘Ghostwriter’ they tease tastes of folk and pop sensibilities, creating an aura that’s both refreshing and delightfully ownable.
For fans of: Bombay Bicycle Club, Noah and the Whale
Latest track: ‘Ghostwriter’