Photo Credit: Chris Hall (Fickle Friends)
Thyla – ‘Blame’
“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
Edging ever closer towards the forefront of emerging British indie music, Brighton’s Thyla deliver another glistening reminder of their boundless potential in thunderous new single Blame.
Marshalled by frontwoman Millie Duthie’s soaring vocals, Blame exemplifies a band at the very top of their game with this latest display of euphoria soaked in reverb, brimming with creativity and accompanied by a series of stratospheric riffs and their trademark anthemic chorus.
Spotlighted alongside Pale Waves, Nilüfer Yanya and Sorry in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018, the indie juggernauts have already attracted a whirlwind of online support this year (Pitchfork, Stereogum, DIY) alongside sharing bills with acts including Sunflower Bean, INHEAVEN and Fickle Friends.
Named by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) as one of his Alternative Tips for 2018, the post-punk outfit will be headlining the BBC’s Biggest Weekend Fringe event later this month as well as appearances at The Great Escape where their tenacious live show is sure to earn plenty of plaudits.
Ahead of the track’s release, the band stated: “Blame is about the uncharacteristic choices people make when they’re trying to be like someone else, for the sake of someone else, at a cost to themselves. It’s a neurotic frenzy of guitars with self conscious lyrics about the state of paralysis jealously puts you in; blind anger with no real solution”.
Produced by Macks Faulkron and mixed by Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Weaves), Thyla’s Blame is released on 9th May via B3SCI Records (Jungle, INHEAVEN, Trudy and the Romance).
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12 May – Norwich Arts Centre (Dork showcase gig)
18 May – The Bee’s Mouth, Brighton (REX & Thyla present Guerilla The Great Escape show)
19 May – St Mary’s Church, Brighton (Alternative Escape)
23 May – The Boileroom, Guildford (BBC Biggest Weekend Fringe)
25-27 May – Dot to Dot Festival
26 June – The Castle & Falcon (supporting L.A. Witch)
Thyla is Millie Duthie (vocals, guitar), Mitch Duce (guitar), Dan Hole (bass) and Danny Southwell (drums)