Today, our new music spotlight is on THYLA.
Line-up: Millie Duthie (vocals/guitar), Mitch Duce (guitar), Dan Hole (bass/vocals) and Danny Southwell (drums)
About: Emerging indie juggernauts THYLA have had an exhilarating start to 2018 that’s seen them tipped for major success. Spotlighted alongside Pale Waves, Nilüfer Yanya and Sorry in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018, the post-punk outfit have since finished their first ever UK tour supporting INHEAVEN, drawing rave reviews and attracting plenty of fanfare across the country. Named by Huw Stephens (Radio 1) as one of his Alternative Tips for 2018, the four-piece undeniably live up to these expectations with intense new offering ‘I Was Biting’. Lead by frontwoman Millie Duthie’s soaring vocals, the band’s limitless potential is exemplified once more in a collection of sky-scraping hooks and gripping guitars bursting with fury.
What Hidden Herd say: One of our Brighton favourites, THYLA fuse shimmering new wave guitars with heavenly refrains to craft utterly absorbing noirish guitar-pop anthems. Ignore them at your peril.
For fans of: Pumarosa, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees
Wednesday 14th March – London @ Sebright Arms
Friday 16th March – Southhampton @ Suburbia
Monday 19th March – Brighton @ Concorde 2 supporting Fickle Friends
Thursday 29th March – Lock Tavern Festival @ London
Friday 13th April – Brighton @ Green Door Store supporting Swimming Tapes. Tickets via DICE.
Thursday 19th April – Reading @ The Purple Turtle
Latest track: ‘I Was Biting’