Lola Colt Twist Through The Fire on LP
Adored by fellow musicians, critics and music fans alike, London six-piece Lola Colt have a rare ratio of male to female members. It's a balance which could explain why their sound is so spellbinding and seductive. With roots in psych, influences in vintage film and cinematic sound, and the use of unusual instrumentation such as Shahi-Baaja, Darbuka and Harmonium, there's a depth and atmosphere in their music akin to a film noir soundtrack.
Frontwoman Gun Overbye's lyrics add another spiritual dimension, formed as standalone pieces of poetry on themes of hypnotism and heartache and merged later with the band's enveloping soundscapes. Lola Colt's skill is in recreating their mesmerizing, atmospheric force of a live set on record perfectly.
New album Twist Through The Fire was self-recorded and produced in James Hurst's London studio. Re-creating the magic of the six-piece live, much of the album began as spontaneous studio sessions, laying down ideas and treating the music making process initially as a fluid journey and an outpouring of creative ideas, before the borderline perfectionist band spent a year re-working the songs into the fully formed album you hear today.