1 April 2012

MusicMafia presents Thula Borah

Thula Borah

MusicMafia presents Thula Borah

Glasgow-based four-piece Thula Borah have now launched their eagerly awaited new EP, Live Secretly.

The new EP comes two years after the release of Thula Borah’s highly acclaimed debut album, Mind River Matter, which earned the band air play across a broad array of broadcasters, from BBC Radio 1, Channel 4’s Planet of Sound to an unlikely appearance on Radio 4’s Today Programme.

The distinctive Thula Borah sound – which fuses post and alternative rock with ambient and acoustic textures - has been described variously as “a fiery cross between Mogwai and King Black Acid” (Dead Earnest) and “like pre-Screamadelica Primals, with a churning Ride undertow” (Channel 4). The band themselves shy away from any attempt to pigeon hole them, citing an eclectic array of influences, ranging from Low and Isis to the likes of Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Ahead of the launch of Live Secretly, singer/guitarist Lloyd Fay said: “I think this EP is a step forward for the band following on from our previous album Mind River Matter. We’re now much clearer about what we want to achieve creatively.

“We approached the writing and recording of Live Secretly with much more of an open and collaborative dynamic. There were plenty of frustrations, but this has ultimately been a rewarding experience. I’m genuinely proud of the results.”

Over the last 18 months, Thula Borah have established themselves as regulars on the Glasgow live music circuit, playing well-received gigs at leading venues such as King Tut’s, Stereo and Nice n’ Sleazy.

Increasingly in demand for live dates, Thula Borah have recently been selected by Falloch to support them on a forthcoming appearance in Glasgow. According to bassist, Matt Williams, 2012 promises to be an exceptionally busy year for the band: “The new EP is just the start of what is going to be an exciting year for Thula Borah. We’re planning a Scottish tour, and also looking to play further afield, with several festival dates a possibility.”

"Haunting but addictive!" Spotlight On

"Challenging but infectious...this E.P. is chock full of cracking tracks." A Tidal Wave of Sound

Slow-burning rock beauty.” Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio

These guys know how to pack a punch, musically and lyrically.” Music News Scotland

Their music exudes a haunting,hypnotic, exotic and feel-good atmosphere... a band that’s seriously promising and deserves to be
heard by many.” Dead Earnest

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