NOVELLA SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “SENTENCES”
ANNOUNCE LONDON HEADLINE SHOW AND TOURDATES WITH CHEATAHS
Novella have shared their new video for “Sentences.” Inspired by the multi-coloured glittering face in L’Enfer (Henri-Georges Clouzot / Claude Chabrol), director Charlotte Rutherford used gels and hand held moving lights to bathe the band members’ faces in neon.
The video was premiered by Wonderland Magazine, who said that: “If there was ever a complicated concept – then Novella have nailed it, but the trippy nature of this video is perfect for a fun-filled escape from the dreaded hump day.”
Novella are set to play a headline show at the Moth Club, London, on 30th October, before supporting CHEATAHS on their UK tour in November. Dates are as follows…
23 October – Barcelona, Primavera Club, El Latino
30 October – London, Moth Club
17 November – Sheffield, Picture House Social*
18 November – Manchester, Soup Kitchen*
19 November – Edinburgh, Sneaky Petes*
20 November – Leeds, Wharf Chambers*
21 November – Brighton, The Green Door Store*
12 December – London, The Grand (Clapham Junction)
* with CHEATAHS
Novella’s formation was the result of an instant spark—guitarist Hollie Warren, guitarist Sophy Hollington, and bassist Suki Sou met through mutual friends in Brighton in 2010, where they quickly realized that they shared a common love for ‘60s counterculture and bands like Black Sabbath, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Pale Saints. The addition of drummer Iain Laws in 2011 and keyboardist Isabel Spurgeon in 2014 solidified the group into a propulsive engine, capable of welding woozy, cosmic psychedelia to sustained squalls of flanged-out, far-out dream pop. Novella’s debut album Land (out now on Sinderlyn) is a controlled blast of mainlined electricity, a tempest of relentless groove and crystalline vocals that is at once the vicious edge and the calm eye of the storm.
On Land, Novella captures the wild spirit of creating something new from pieces of the past. They ward off the overcast London melancholy with evocative tales of weightless meandering, of drifting over the pavement of familiar streets while dreaming about exploring fantastical alien landscapes. These are the yarns of twenty-somethings in limbo, a collection of late night tales that more often end in avoided glances than locked eyes.
“Land Gone” video