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THYLA + PARTY HARDLY
Hotly tipped as one of NME’s Essential Acts of 2018 and Dork’s ‘Top Tips’ for 2019, “Brighton dream-pop outfit Thyla released their debut EP ‘What’s On Your Mind’ to superb natural acclaim (Dork 5*, Best Fit 8/10)”. Drawing comparisons to Wolf Alice and Cocteau Twins, the band are cementing their position as one of the UK’s most promising acts.
After receiving an abundance of press worldwide (Stereogum, Pitchfork, Paste, DIY, The Line of Best Fit), Thyla have recently shared the stage with artists including Slaves, Sunflower Bean, Rolling Blackout CF and Dream Wife, as well as festival appearances at this years Live at Leeds, Hit The North and The Great Escape.
The band made there SXSW debut this year in Texas and were included in Paste magazines Top 7 bands at The British Embassy at SXSW, alongside Fontaines DC and Black Midi and Sports Team.
The band met whilst studying at university in Brighton, and the line up was fully formed in 2016 with their first official release ‘Ferris Wheels’ in early 2017. 2018 saw the band release consecutive smashes, including a release on LA indie B3SCI for the track “Blame”, produced by Alex Newport (Bloc Party, At The Drive-In, Estrons).
With strong support at Radio 1 from Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, and being featured on 6 Music on the Steve Lamacq show and Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music recommends, 2019 is looking to be a exciting year for the indie post punk outfit.
The forthcoming EP is scheduled for release in November 2019 with releases throughout the summer and autumn and is sure to be full of even bigger and more astute guitar lead anthems.
Watch the official music video for ‘Pristine Dream’ below:
Party Hardly‘s Debut EP Cycle of Life was released on the 23rd of November 2018, the record swiftly picked up praise from the likes of Line of Best Fit, Clash magazine, and DIY magazine, as well as national air play from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 music and BBC Introducing. Since the release of their debut EP the boys have followed up with their sophomore EP ‘Modern Strife is Snobbish’ the EP represents how their sound has developed and matured in recent times, drawing in on the influence of the gritty dark undertones of Leeds and it’s DIY punk scene gaining support from So Young Magazine, Huw Stephens on BBC Radio One plus many more.
Watch the official music video for ‘Terry Shure’ below: