Introducing…. Lola Wild
Lola Wild’s love of film noir was what first brought vocalist Barnett and multi-instrumentalist George Godfrey together, and remains a theme throughout each release, including their brand-new EP Second Hand Love. Due to the pandemic, Lola Wild have creatively directed and edited their music videos themselves, utilizing projectors to explore various scenes. The accompanying music video for ‘Second Hand Love’ acts as an ode to film noir as Barnett plays poker and dances in a casino. The duo have also received incredible support from publications such as Rolling Stone and Louder Than War.
Strange Shapes’ acts as an ode to Lola Wild’s retro and cinematic aesthetic, each release honouring the duo’s retro-fitted style. Citing classic singers such as Billie Holiday and Roy Orbison as sonic influences, the sound would fit comfortably within a Tarantino soundtrack whilst reminiscing on 60s nostalgia.
Speaking on the new single, Multi-instrumentalist George Godfrey says,
“I came up with the core of the song just hours after Sian and I first met and discussed putting the band together. We had been sitting outside a pub in Dalston, talking about artists like Billie Holiday, Nick Cave, Angel Olsen and Beach House… and we immediately had a clear vision for the direction the music should take. I came up with the bassline in my head whilst on the bus, before even getting home. I then sent Sian that first demo the next day and we had our first song more or less done by the weekend.”