Featherwest/Thula Borah

18th February 2017 @ 9:30 pm – 19th February 2017 @ 3:00 am
67 Church St
Inverness IV1 1ES

Featherwest is Eccentric, IndieTronica meets Wonky Pop.

Devout followers of electro in band music, Featherwest will warm you with bass, veil you in reverb, break your heart with close two-part vocals. With rhythms bring you to the now and sample you all for our next track.

Debut year saw Featherwest stage with LA’s Mini Mansions (Queens of the Stone Age- Micheal Shuman with Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys). Headline Hidden Door festival with the launch of single – ‘A Baby Not Yet’ on a brand new beer produced by Edinurgh events co. Decagram.

Featherwest kicked off 2016 Celtic Connections alongside Rock Action record’s De Rosa and NYC’s Frog and have since performed with VAMPIRE WEEKEND’s Chris Baio.

September Featherwest recorded with Mogwai producer Paul Savage for a winter release and plan album sessions for a 2017 launch. Alongside UK stuff the male/female Trio head to dark venues in eastern Europe in 2017 with American indie label Loose Wire.

“Loving anything weird, alternative to mainstream, we make our very own slightly odd and off centre sounds combined with lyrics that romanticise on less comfortable areas of the human condition.

All in all we kinda wish we lived in Twin Peaks.”

Thula Borah are a four-piece band from Glasgow, whose sound is probably best described as a mixture of alternative-rock and post-rock, drawing influence from the likes of 90s guitar bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, REM and Radiohead merged with the dynamics and ambience of Mogwai, Sigur Ros and Isis but with some subtle slowcore influences of Low and Red House Painters too, much like a Glasgow’s much missed Aereogramme.

The band started as Matt and Lloyd jamming with a drum machine before becoming a fully fledged band as of late 2009 they have since been gigging extensively, playing venues such as King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Nice N Sleazy, The Classic Grand and Oran Mor in Glasgow as well as at the Edinburgh Festival and various venues up and down Scotland.

They have received airplay in as diverse places as BBC Radio One and Four, Radio Scotland, Radio North Angus, Heartland FM, Subcity and Amazing Radio as well as many stations and podcasts around the globe, and have also received favourable reviews in the Daily Record.