Indian Red Lopez
Indian Red Lopez
Indian Red Lopez (IRL), who take their name from the film Sleepers, got together in their current line-up last November and released their debut EP Castles Incomplete earlier this year. Produced by Union of Knives' Craig Grant, and featuring collaborations from the Fence Collective's On The Fly, in what few reviews the EP has had there have already been comparisons to the solo work of Thom Yorke. Straight from the off with opener 'Ropes' - already one of the finest songs of this year - you'll have your mind haunted by the voice of singer Michael Chang. It's backed up by great tunes, clever lyrics and top class musicianship. The band cite their influences as everything from Joy Division, The National and King Creosote to derelict buildings and open skies. Chang says they can be inspired by "the simplest, sometimes trivial things to people and places we love. It's an all encompassing thing really, from everything to nothing." IRL are also firm believers in giving their punters a show.
You can expect visuals, projectors, original artwork. "It's a necessary compulsion," Chang says. "Because we love music, and we love art, and we love film and literature, we have always wanted to combine our ideas in these various mediums and be creative. We're all naturally quite creative people and enjoy taking different ideas from different mediums and creating one idea from them, expressed in a variety of forms." Words by Andrew Learmonth Read more on Last.fm.
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