Calva Louise


Wednesday 14th March 2018

Name, where are you from?
Jess, London

Describe your style in three words?
Atypical, distorted but sweet

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Queens of the Stone Age at Rock en Seine festival in Paris. When they played 'Go With The Flow', I got goosebumps.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
It would be Noir Désir, best French band, in my opinion, listen to 'Tostaky', and Argentinian band Soda Stereo, check out 'Primavera 0'.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Punk, Britpop, Garage Rock and Alternative Latin music.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
The writer Carlos Castaneda.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
Stereo Cafe in Glasgow with Scottish band Rascalton, it looks and sounds amazing, and the food is delicious.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music? 
Residente, singer and founder of the band Calle 13. His lyrics touch me deeply as they translate exactly what many young people living in South America might feel, I relate to what he says and thanks to his lyrics I can sort of explain to my friends what growing up in South America is like, with a touch of humour. Also, his activism and constant fight for education in Latin America make him one of my musical heroes. One of my favourite tracks from Calle 13 is 'Multiviral', a song featuring Tom Morello, Julian Assange and Kamilya Jubran.

Calva Louise are a three-piece band from London who featured as part of our British New Wave 2018

They released their debut album 'Rhinoceros' on 1st February 2019. Buy/Stream at

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