|Away From The Water|
Lola Colt — Away From The Water
Location: London, UK
Album release: 27 October 2014
Record Label: Fuzz Club
01. Rings Of Ghosts (5:26)
02. Heartbreaker (4:01)
03. Driving Mr Johnny (4:12)
04. Highway (4:04)
05. Moonlight (5:15)
06. Vacant Hearts (4:29)
07. Storm (3:58)
08. White Horse (3:44)
09. I Get High If You Get High (4:47)
10. Away From The Water (7:59)
© LOLA COLT 2014
♠ Gun O. Matt: singer
♠ L. Martin
♠ S. James
♠ H. Kitty
♠ A. Sinah B.
♠ Produced by Jim Sclavunos.
♠ Engineered and mixed by James Hurst at Lola Colt HQ, London.
♠ Tracks 1, 4, 8 and 9 mixed by James Hurst, Neil Quinlan, Jim Sclavunos and Matthew Loft at Mute Studios, assisted by Adrian Libeyre.
♠ Mastered by Duncan Cowley at Sound Mastering.
♠ 'Away From The Water' is the highly anticipated debut album from London six piece Lola Colt. Produced by Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos.
♠ Hailed as one of London's most exciting and captivating live bands by fans and critics alike, this six–piece have been taking audiences by storm. Their shows have been described as "a spellbinding and dramatic experience with both sonic and visual intensity" and they make certain every show feels like a special event.
♠ Crystallising their breathtaking live experience into physical form has been an intense and challenging experience as Matt explains "Our music is pure escapism and the thought of recording it felt strangely like trying to put up walls around a dream. What we strived to create is a timeless record that takes the listener on a journey to a different place with each listen".
♠ "Like some moody, widescreen western hybrid of the Gun Club, PJ Harvey and Jefferson Airplane, the debut album by this London sextet rolls wall–eyed and black–lipped over the horizon. Singer Gun Overbye has a dagger in her voice, albeit one wrapped in a velvet sheath, and a movie show of stylish noir violence constantly playing in her head. And with a gang of five behind her to bring that film to life, Lola Colt‘s relatively well–populated line–up means they’re never short of instrumentation or colour, even if that colour is always black, with slashes of red.
♠ It could too easily be an exercise in cliché, in borrowed, threadbare style covering an embarrassing lack of substance. But Lola Colt are anything but one–dimensional, and avoid easy categorisation where so many bands positively cry out for it, jumping into a heavily–labelled box and passing you the tape to seal them in. Lola Colt may have spent hours practising their moves in front of a mirror, but then they surely smashed that mirror to a hundred pieces, and this album is that fractured, multi–faceted reflection.
♠ Each song on Away from the Water shifts through distinct stages; just as you think you’ve got it pegged, it moves on to a different scene. Brief chapters switch from one viewpoint to the next, adding up to an abstract but consistent narrative rather than repeating verses or choruses, or the too–easy trick of maintaining a constant heavy drone. The only constant here is change; a fervid restlessness as every song struggles forward at torpid, fever–crippled pace, urgent and almost frantic but held back by the steady pulse of the hypnotic slave drum. Lola Colt keep moving but in ever–decreasing circles, bound on a long, dried–leather leash to an implacable wooden post in the centre of their sound."
♠ Premier album d'un sextet londonien qui propose un rock à tendance psychedelique assez rétro, en évitant toutefois les clichés inhérents à ce genre. A découvrir.
Press: Online PR:
James Hawkins ~
Ian Cheek ~
Michael Baskerville ~
:: BROODING PSYCHEDELIC ROCK — THE INDEPENDENT
:: SEXY YET HYPNOTIC — NOISEY
:: LOLA COLT HAVE ENTICINGLY APPROXIMATED THAT SPAGHETTI–WESTERN–NOIR–POP CROSSOVER — Q MAGAZINE
:: ALL MOTORCYCLE THRILLS AND FUZZED UP GUITAR LINES — CLASH MAGAZINE
:: FEELS LIKE WALKING INTO ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY,
YOU ARE IN FOR A MIND EXPANDING TREAT — THE LINE OF BEST FIT
|Away From The Water|