After a series of attention grabbing performances around Glasgow, louche bohemians Lola in Slacks release their debut album ‘Moon Moth’
Fronted by petite chanteuse Louise Reid, Lola in Slacks exude the garage swagger of The Velvet Underground spiked with the bold confidence and freedom of Tim Buckley.
Having developed her distinctive vocal and performance style playing on the streets and café bars of Paris as a teenager, Reid brings a Piaf-like authority to the group’s noir atmospherics. Reid’s affaire de coeur with Scotland’s ancient ally runs through the band’s songs. Their indelible songs are written by Reid and guitarist Brian McFie and brought to life with the help of a stellar line-up featuring Lesley McLaren (drums), Davy Irvin (bass) and Fiona Shannon (keys). “Together, they make Lola in Slacks swing like Serge Gainsbourg on a booze cruise down the Seine.” Gus Ironside – Louder than War
There’s an acute sense of mystery around this ambitious, literate gang of Francophile bohemians, who have made an instant impact with a series of heart-stopping performances around their hometown of Glasgow. Following the release of singles ‘Tramlines’ (2016) & ‘Postscript in Blue’ (2018) the debut album has arrived. Enter the dramatic world of dark, shimmering beauty. Intriguing and totally intoxicating…
“Possessing a diffident grace, the song is an elegiac triumph” Nina Antonia, celebrated underground rock & roll writer and biographer of Johnny Thunders, New York Dolls and Peter Perrett “I really like this track, kinda like Marianne Faithfull fronting the Velvets.” Douglas MacIntyre, Head of The Creeping Bent
Organisation “Lola in Slacks, fronted by a sultry-voiced Louise Reid, produce a set of slow-burning torch songs sired somewhere between the Left Bank and CBGBs.” Neil Cooper, music journalist & theatre critic The Herald & Scotsman.
“Lola in Slacks are the most original group I’ve heard in years. A perfect blend of pop hooks and underground allure.” Billy Sloan, music journalist and broadcaster.