Touche, The New Limb
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Sometimes the most rewarding discoveries are the ones that take you completely by surprise. Foxes is one of those discoveries. Arriving unheralded with her Neon Gold Records’ debut ‘Youth’ late last year, it wasn’t long before the song’s resplendent synths, industrial percussion and by-turns-searing-and-soaring vocal were the talk of the town.
Foxes is in actual fact just one – Louisa Rose Allen. The Southampton-born 22 year-old followed her big sister to London the day she turned 18. She tried her hand at studying music but dropped out when she realised it wasn’t the studying part that she enjoyed. With ‘Youth’ (and its mournful b-side ‘Home’, and resulting remixes) having so far garnered over a million combined Soundcloud and YouTube plays, and 1,250 Hypemachine ‘likes’ between them, it’s unlikely she’ll be heading back to class anytime soon.
Now she returns with its eagerly awaited follow up, the Warrior EP, led by the dual-pronged attack of lead songs ‘Warrior’ and ‘White Coats’. Foxes will release the Warrior EP on 25 June via Neon Gold Records on 7-inch vinyl and digital EP.
Some people have repressed desires that they would prefer to keep secret. They may be dark, lustful, destructive or absurd. They might reveal themselves in a dream (or nightmare). Alex Lilly and Bram Inscore created Touché as an outlet for their repressed desires, for the most part expressing them ambiguously but sometimes with colorful clarity.
As teens, the two met in a San Francisco prep school where they became fast friends. They both studied Classical music in college and they each moved to LA at different points to pursue their musical aspirations -- working with such luminaries as Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Thurston Moore, The Bird and the Bee, and Mike Patton. Alex also fronted her own band, Obi Best.
The duo began writing in a studio in the hilly outskirts of LA, influenced by the sounds of Grace Jones, Arthur Russell, Todd Rundgren, rap radio station KDAY and Europop. The songs were constructed by chopping and arranging their improvisations, embellished with some previously unfulfilled desires such as 70's style guitar shredding and brief forays into rapping. The name, Touché, refers to the sporting nature of their collaborative process as well as to the music's softly confrontational style. French for "touch", Touché also alludes to the music's sensuality - it's boy-girl harmonies and oscillating textures.
Bram and Alex are multi-instrumentalists with a penchant for classic pop songwriting as well as lush synthscapes and dance floor anthems. They are song-crafters that always end up in the rave tent.
The New Limb
Captivating audiences with an incredible live show, catchy hooks, four part harmonies and a creative approach to songwriting, The New Limb pull from a century’s worth of influences to make music that appeals to a wide range of listeners.
Named “Best Live Band” by The OC Weekly, KROQ raves “The New Limb’s lush, organically evocative indie-pop channels yearning as it feels in any moment you’ve had true desire,” going on to say the bands “gorgeously intense” music “sweeps you in with ecstatic Swede-couture electronica reminiscent of The Knife and moody indie twang like The Shins. Both the lyrics and Joey Chavez’ voice call to mind the boyish, literate theatrics of Rufus Wainwright.” LA Buzzbands says The New Limb “crunches hooky indie-pop into intricate arrangements with boy-girl vocals, strings and some tender piano work.”
The New Limb is currently working on a new full-length album with producers Nolan Sipe and Ryan Petersen.
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