Having been described by Q Magazine as "one of London's most exciting live bands", there's no denying that Lola Colt justifies this every time we put on a show with them. With their second LP 'Twist Through The Fire' recently released nearly a week ago, the London sextet has proven a solid record yet again following their debut 'Away From The Water' back in 2014.
Before they launched their LP last night at Moth Club, we got to have a quick catch up with the band to talk about some of the inspirations that shaped their latest album 'Twist Through The Fire'.
The death of David Bowie. The passing of that strange mythical creature affected me profoundly, as it did many people. We were mixing the album around the time of Black Star and Bowie’s subsequent demise, and I feel as though the whole thing instilled us with a sense of defiance and bravery in our approach to our own music.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. It’s not an easy read, but it’s beautiful and it stays with you; kind of like Lolita.
The film Embrace Of The Planet. Considering we live on the same planet at the same time, it’s just wild how different humans lives can be.
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet. This book is just so fantastically perverse.
I’ve followed this blog for years. Nothing is posted for many months at a time, then one day, out of the black, vast numbers of the most incredible images imaginable appear.
Both the single Moonlight Mixing (Digital) and the album Twist Through The Fire (CD/Vinyl/Digital) are now available via Lola Colt’s imprint Black Tigress Records.