Today, our new music spotlight is on Post Louis.
Line-up: Stephanie Davin (vocals), Mattis Moviken (drums), Andy Stern (guitar/vocals), Robbie Stern (guitar) and Adam Turner-Heffer (bass).
About: Post Louis emerged in 2013, releasing two EPs and a standalone single to immense critical acclaim, praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Clash, Dummy, Rolling Stone, The Line of Best Fit, Quietus and DIY. The band then withdrew to write and record. Songwriters Stephanie Davin and Robbie Stern (Cajun Dance Party, guitar with Fryars) retreated to a remote cottage in Wales during the winter, armed only with a looper and a Dictaphone. They took the material that surfaced from their time away to the rest of the band (Mattis Moviken, Andy Stern, Adam Turner-Heffer) and formed brand new songs through meticulous playing, testing, deconstructing and experimenting at the Norwegian Church (Sjømannskirken) in South London where the band rehearsed. The result was a collection of songs that are complex and interweaving, and like nothing the quintet had ever created before. Self-produced, the tracks are carefully composed to expose the playing styles and personalities of each band member.
What Hidden Herd say: The Post Louis sound is an eclectic and ear-pricking one that’s progressive, folk-tinged, experimental and – most importantly – moreish. Angular art-rock is rarely this nuanced.
For fans of: Cajun Dance Party, Yumi And The Weather, Mellow Gang
Next shows: Post Louis does not have any upcoming events.
Latest track: ‘Stress Fracture’