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“Their moody tracks sound like direct descendants of Cocteau Twins and The Cure” – Pitchfork
“These are the sort of songs that come out of nowhere and hit you upside the head” – Stereogum
“Their future looks pretty rosy from where we’re sitting” – NME
“Swooning, vintage indie-pop” – DIY
“Glittering guitars, soaring vocals and a thunderous rhythm section” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Brighton rockers Thyla are one of the most exciting new bands around” – Dork
“Squealing guitars” – Brooklyn Vegan
Brighton post-punk experts Thyla share accomplished new offering Blue, the second adrenaline-fuelled release taken from the band’s eagerly anticipated debut EP What’s On Your Mind out 1st February.
Tipped for big things from the very start of the year, the four-piece found themselves spotlighted amongst NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018, and have fast solidified their status as one of the UK’s finest emerging indie acts with a slew of support slots alongside the likes of Slaves, Sunflower Bean, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
Buzzing across the airwaves (BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, KCRW) and summoning praise from all corners of the press (Pitchfork, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, DIY), the rising rockers’ latest release underlines the captivating vocals and majestic lyricism of frontwoman Millie Duthie, with their rich, anthemic quality adding to the growing excitement surrounding the outfit.
Discussing their upcoming release, the quartet stated: “The lyrics came from a similar place to the themes and ideas found in many of our other songs. Blue as in, I got the blues, hones in on the rapid and unstoppable rate of change in the way we interact with people. Blue as in, the colour of the Twitter and Facebook interface, makes for an ironic double entendre. The things making us sad, is the colour of sad, “I’m blue” is both the cause and the symptom!”
Capping off a successful year with their first major London headline show at The Shacklewell Arms later this month, Thyla 2019’s is already shaping up nicely with February’s EP release followed by their debut appearance at SXSW and a series of US tour dates.
Produced by Macks Faulkron and mixed by Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Weaves), Thyla’s Blue is released 21st November and will be available on all digital platforms.
Live Dates (message for press passes)
24 Nov – Sticky Mike’s, Brighton
28 Nov – The Shacklewell Arms, London
Thyla is Millie Duthie (vocals, guitar), Mitch Duce (guitar), Dan Hole (bass) and Danny Southwell (drums)