“Calva Louise are at the forefront of the new age of rock music!”
– Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1 “I was just blown away by their songs and the structure and the push and pull of their music in general.”
– Albert Hammond Jr.
“There’s a lot more to Calva Louise than meets the eye. The Manchester three-piece have a potent sound, with their jagged riffs patched on top of inquisitive songwriting.”
Photo Credit: Keira Anne
Today alternative trio CALVA LOUISE announce their conceptual new album EUPHORIC, due for release on 20th August via FRKST / 300 Entertainment. In addition, the band will release an animated movie and a comic book, all created, produced and directed by frontperson Jess Allanic (Mescalitas).
CALVA LOUISE have also revealed the first instalment from EUPHORIC in the form of hypnotic new single Tiranito. It’s a celebration of the band’s multicultural identity, and at the same time it is the core of the multidisciplinary work with an underlying conceptual theme, spanning the whole album. Tiranito is the first single with lyrics written mainly in Spanish, “touching upon the tyrants that we encounter in our day to day life, but it’s really about recognising ‘the real tyrant’ that is inside of each of us” explains songwriter, vocalist & guitarist Jess, who is strongly influenced by Latin Rock as well as British and American bands.
Calva Louise – Tiranito
Forthcoming album EUPHORIC tells a story about the duality of the human being, and the different perceptions of reality. The lyrics detail episodes of the dreamer’s experiences as an inner conversation with his other self, the counterpart of the human being, that seeks to experience freedom and have an encounter with the unknown.
1. Free To Be Lost
4. Ephemeral (Ft. Blakeeleven)
7. Other Self
10. The Odds
13. Orange Blast
Jess, Alizon and Ben crossed paths in London during 2016, forming CALVA LOUISE and plunging head first into the UK’s burgeoning live circuit. Highlights include supporting Highly Suspect, Albert Hammond Jr. and Razorlight.
Their eclectic sound is a molotov cocktail that really works, encompassing ambitious songwriting and searing guitar hooks from Jess, futuristic fuzz bass from Alizon and explosive drums from Ben.
The never-ending conversation between the dreamer and his dreamed counterpart, is a vicious circle where being Free To Be Lost is the only way to find the exit from this virtual labyrinth. When he discovers that each dream could be the last battle of his life, the dreamer must keep Hunting for the opportunity to face the petty tyrant (Tiranito) who subjugates him in his dreams. Conscious of being fragile and Ephemeral, he realises that someone is dreaming through him. This idea creates a short circuit in his brain making him feel sick and angry. This lairy (Belicoso) state prevents him from seeing what he really needs in order to reach (Alcanzar) a point where he can begin to control his dreams. When he sees a girl being attacked by strange lightning and fireballs, he feels as if he’s dreaming of someone playing a video game inside of his own dream. He understands that she’s a dreamer, just like him, facing a Trial to make a choice: to quit or restart the game. This makes him wonder if the real dreamer is his Other Self. Like Mafalda, the girl in his dreams continues to talk, so all The Odds of understanding what’s really happening to him seem to disappear. She’s talking about a kind of human POP(urrí) that never gets discouraged, but he still doesn’t understand until a Euphoric encounter with the unknown appears to him, like an Orange Blast.
Jess Allanic – Vocals & Guitars
Alizon Taho – Bass
Ben Parker – Drums