With the debut EP on the way, and having won the first round of the SPH band contest, Lotus Bay are primed for a promising future. Smooth vocals, Floyd-esque guitar, and an original approach to songwriting, this relatively new Northern band make it to the forefront of Urbanista’s radar.
SPH describe them as ‘ready to take the SPH competition and the City by storm’. CRASH merch describe them as ‘reminiscent of Jeff Buckley’. They were recently invited to play the O2 Academy in Islington, impressing alongside the likes of Ben Lester and Frayed. However, the best way to realise just how good these guys are is to see them live: see, Jasmin, on bass and vocals, (and about a thousand other instruments in her spare time), oozes class; see Mateo, on guitar and vocals, the smoothest of the smooth, captivating smaller audiences in solo appearances around town, and larger rooms with the band behind; see Will and Marco add their flavour to the mix – keyboard and percussion, respectively. This all makes for a liquid gold, syrup-like sound, a we-know-what-were-doing kinda sound.
Equally dreamy, moody, well-constructed, light, dark, hopeful, sad. This sounds contradictory but Lotus Bay quite literally tick every box. They are a sound you’ll be ecstatic to have found, and made-up to keep listening. Having just finished their EP record under the instruction of Loic Gaillard from The Motor Museum (think, Bring Me The Horizon, Cast, Jalen N’Gonda and Paris Youth Foundation), there’s big things round the corner for this (somehow still unsigned) Northern band. Check their channels, links below, you won’t be disappointed. /span>