Tuesday 12 July 2011

...Thula Borah!

We're long overdue another Introducing... post on here, perhaps something a wee bit different to the norm is called for.  Glasgow's Thola Borah are just that.  They released their debut album Mind River Matter last year, and I'm kicking myself that I've only just become aware of it.  It's dark and ominous, uplifting and atmospheric, all in equal, BIG measures.  Here's a taster... 

Over to the band now to hear what they have to say for themselves...

Kowalskiy:  Who are Thula Borah?
Thula Borah:  Thula Borah are Lloyd Fay (vocals + guitar), Kevin Heimann (guitar), Matt Williams (bass + vocals) and Brian Eggo (drums).  Together since 2007 we have been gigging extensively since late 2009 and have played venues such as King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut, Nice N Sleazy and 13th Note in Glasgow as well at the Edinburgh Festival. We have also received airplay by the likes of Vic Galloway on Radio 1.

Kowalskiy:  How would you describe 'your sound'?
Thula Borah:  Probably best described as a mix of 90's alternative rock such as Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana and 'post-rock' like Mogwai, Sigur Ros and Isis.  Scottish music website Dead Earnest described our music as exuding a “haunting, hypnotic, exotic and feel-good atmosphere'' whilst Channel 4 said we are "like pre-Screamadelica Primals, with a churning Ride undertow".

Kowalskiy:  Plug away!
Thula Borah:  Our debut album Mind River Matter was released last year and is available from iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.  Amazing Radio’s Charlie Ashcroft describes it as “Slow-burning rock beauty.”  Catch us at The Captain's Rest, Glasgow on Thursday 14th July to hear songs from Mind River Matter alongside newer material.

Kowalskiy:  What can we expect from you in the future?
Thula Borah:  We will have a new EP out later this year and are hoping to tour the UK and Europe next year.

Amazing Radio are spot on with that description!  Be sure to check out the album and if it tickles your fancy, head along to The Captain's Rest this Thursday!  As a wee incentive, the band are giving away a free download of album track Dirty Injection over here.

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