TUESDAY 26 MAY
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, 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. Combining London gloom and cosmic escapism, Novella captures the wild spirit of creating something new from pieces of the past.
Joe Spurgeon (Horrors)
Alejandra and Ani (Toy/Death Fuck Leather Party)
Ruby Mariani (Niqab)
Tickets £7.00 +bf adv.
The Victoria - Dalston
451 Queensbridge Rd, London, E8 3AS