Interlude For The Borderline Unsettled EP
7in vinyl / DL all platforms
Release Date: Friday 22nd November
Manchester based trio Calva Louise return with a sparkling new EP of space, time and future rolled up in a big ball of fuzzy grunge pop. Can they match the great debut album Rhinoceros? Wayne AF Carey reckons so….
Jess, Ben and Alizon return on proper form with three new storming songs and a mental Strange Bones remix. Belicoso is an excellent track and the band seem to have put more bollocks into their sound than ever. It sounds huge, another grunge slice of Americana with Jess caressing us with that honey vocal that can go all Karen O with the click of a switch.
Sleeper is a great tune with it’s futuristic space sound which marks a whole new direction for the band. The lyrics seek to plug the listener into a virtual world as the band examine our rapidly evolving relationship with technology and the endless possibilities of simulated reality. The catchy grunge punk riff melded with those stunning vocals sounds so huge they make Wolf Alice sound like a low fi garage band. A great return to form.
Adelante is a slow burner, very industrial sounding, a dark anthem with some amazing guitar sounds, menacing bass and double drumming going on. It goes into a futuristic Garbage like territory. Space junk at it’s best.
After touring with Strange Bones earlier this year it’s no surprise the Blackpool lads have remixed Belicoso, turning it into a Prodigy style techno stomp in their own inimitable style. They certainly know how to produce a banger and it gives you the idea of how Calva Louise are not scared of experimenting in new stuff. A total shift from Rhinoceros and refreshing that they’re willing to progress into new boundaries. Check out the cosmic video to Sleeper in all it’s glory below.