Founded and fronted by romantic and musical partners Mia Lust and Laura Orlova, London based Chemtrails make catchy, fuzzy, lo-fi pop music, somewhere between The Pixies, Black Lips and Blondie, with lyrics that are surreal yet earnestly meaningful. Chemtrails made their debut in September 2016 with the single "Aeons" on Stockholm label PNKSLM Recordings and have since released two EPs.
The first, Love in Toxic Wasteland, tells stories of savagery and spirituality in a post-apocalyptic world, with melodic songs built out of raw, heavy guitars and dreamy, reverb-soaked Farfisa organ. The second EP, Headless Pin Up Girl, has a more pop-forward feel to it, with Lust's lyrics getting deeply personal as she openly reflects on her place in the world as a transgender woman.
Like all of Chemtrails' output so far, the band's debut album, Calf of the Sacred Cow was recorded and produced in Lust and Orlova's living room. The album sees the band exploring wider territory and includes some their most unusual psychedelic power-pop songs yet, as well as their heaviest, most aggressive garage rock numbers.