Calva Louise have announced the release of their forthcoming EP and most ambitious work to date, POPURRÍ, due 16th July. As a taster of what to expect, the band have unveiled their new single POP in the form of a mesmerising video showcasing artwork from vocalist Jess Allanic. The track features lyrics in both Spanish and English, and is a celebration of the band’s roots in Venezuela, France and New Zealand.
Jess elaborates, “It’s often a bit of a challenge to explain our identity as a whole – we are a medley of cultures that can bring out the best in each other, creating something different. That’s what ‘Pop(urrí)’ is all about, the acceptance of our identity and that it is alright to feel different, we don’t need to belong somewhere to be somebody”.
Crossing paths in London during 2016, Calva Louise hit the ground running, immersing themselves in the UK live circuit and honing their craft. With one EP and a debut album to their name, their music encompasses a sound as eclectic as their nationalities. From clanging indie, to dark pop, to hypnotic electronica, to frenzied punk. It’s a molotov cocktail that really works, with plaudits from BBC Radio 1, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, Radio X, alongside high profile fans such as Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes).
Calva Louise’s mission statement has always been to keep fans on their toes whilst staying true to their identity. Forthcoming EP POPURRÍ takes this blueprint to the next level, with new electronic elements and experimentation adding a new dimension to their soundscape
Over the past couple of years Calva Louise have whittled an impressive set of notches on the touring post, selling out countless headline shows alongside supporting the likes of Razorlight and The Blinders. The trio spent much of early 2020 on tour with Highly Suspect, with further dates rescheduled for August and further dates later this year.
With Highly Suspect
27 Aug – Birmingham O2 Institute (UK)
28 Aug – Manchester Academy 2 (UK)
31 Aug – London Electric Ballroom (UK)
With Strange Bones
2 Nov – Manchester Deaf Institute (UK)
11 Nov – Bordeaux L’Astrodome (FR)