Calva Louise x Vukovi

Stellar Circuits

Wednesday, May 08
Doors: 6pm : Show: 7pm
$18 / Day Of : $20
Calva Louise

Calva Louise is a multicultural British band from Venezuela, France and New Zealand, aiming at London’s underground live scene and driven by the creative vision of Jess Allanic since their beginning, end of 2016. They soon started playing iconic festivals such as Reading & Leeds Festival in England, Riot Fest and SXSW in the United States and Rock For People in Czech Republic.

With two albums, several EPs, and a handful of collaborations to their name, Calva Louise has gathered support from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio X, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, and DIY Mag. To date, they’ve toured with the likes of Cassyette, Slothrust, Highly Suspect, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Death Valley Girls, and Albert Hammond Jr.
The band self-released their latest mixtape ‘Over The Threshold,’ in December 2023 with 7 impressive self-made music videos produced with Unreal Engine. In November 2023 the band signed a deal with Mascot Records for an album that is set to be released later this year.

Calva Louise are preparing for a busy 2024 with worldwide tour dates announced already including Download Festival, Welcome To Rockville & Sonic Temple as well as a co-headline tour in the US with the Scottish band Vukovi.

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Two years on from their critically lauded second album, Fall Better – and a whole load of global weirdness in-between – Vukovi return with a record that is the best distillation of their unique musical vision yet.

“NULA is a concept record,” says singer Janine

Now a two piece, Janine and guitarist Hamish Reilly have spent these strange two years gone plotting in their Glasgow base as to how best to achieve this. Like any artist who’s toiled over their work, Janine is keen for the record to tell its own story. And yet excitingly, they are planning a novella book supplement to the record down the line.

“I’ve always been into sci-fi,” Janine says. “Growing up I loved Star Wars, The Fifth Element, Alien and sci-fi was an escape from the pain. I could sit in my bedroom and look out the window and know that there was something so much bigger going on. That’s what I want this album to be for people. An escape.”

“We were probably always going to end up doing something like this,” laughs Hamish. “I grew up obsessed with bands like Rush and Dream Theatre, so music that tells a story has always been something I’ve been into. I think there’s always been a sci-fi element to Vukovi too, or at least a cinematic one.”

 Janine worked on the framework for NULA with the Scottish based scientist and young adult fiction writer Lisa Gourley. “It was important to me that the science made sense,” says Janine, “and that I worked with a woman, and that she was someone I could get pissed with.”

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