There are two battles being tackled in the music biz right now – the fight for live stone and hurl music, and the other to declare female-led bands paving the way for equality.
In an attention that traditionally puts men with guitars on the theatre and women on the sidelines (ninety percent of the title acts at Reading and Leeds to date has been male), this is a outrageous fight to be had.
And looking at a fresh new rope like Anteros – fronted by half English-half-Spanish Laura Hayden – along with the liquid of female-led bands ripping up the order book, others embody Wolf Alice, Yonaka, Black Honey, Hey Charlie, Lucie Barat, Calva Louise, Bang Bang Romeo, Pale Waves to name a few – it looks like both of these battles are being triumphed as we speak. But the fight isn’t over. Lead thespian of Anteros Laura Hayden describes the attention as ‘changing slowly, and in light of stream events, it’s protected to contend it won’t always be this way.’
Campaigns like #rebalance, fronted by Festival Republic – the organisers of Reading and Leeds are looking to spin speak into movement – bring some-more womanlike stone and rollers onto the categorical theatre and top Indie bar night This Feeling is a champion, not only for stone and hurl music but an even widespread of genders. Anteros are streamer the This Feeling campaign #bigin2018, and are being sloping as the ones to watch. ‘This feeling are so understanding to us,’ they said.
But maybe there is too much concentration on gender in this altogether? Maybe we should simply be focussing on the stirring music that is being constructed conflicting the house right now. And if that is the case, Anteros are also winning.
A London indie cocktail 4 piece, they privately report their sound as ‘bitter dream pop, dream cocktail with a punch’. And a punch they positively do pack. Their live show is energetic, exhilarating, dirty and you leave wishing that shine brimful Laura was your partner in crime as she connects with the assembly and exudes self confidence, and a certain disadvantage in equal measures.
When asked what their plans are for this year – aside from universe mastery – they told us: ‘Our categorical concentration is to enjoy the process, and make an manuscript that we are unapproachable of’ (they are streamer into the studio this month). So distant we have been teased with EP’s given the start of their debate in 2016 so a full manuscript will be a acquire sonic offering.
But its on the theatre and making that tie with the assembly that really gets Laura, Josh, Harry and Jackson going, and the response of the revellers is singular to the ethos of how they figure their music.
‘The way an assembly responds is in control of the artist on the stage: people compensate for a ticket, and they design a show,’ the said. ‘If the opening is high energy, that appetite catches onto the audience, they feel it. We take that into care when it comes to putting together the set lists, and as a outcome we’re enjoying personification the sets- and crowds- some-more and more.
‘It’s a good feeling to see people dancing and singing your songs. In a universe where everyone’s heads are buried in phones and social media, its a discernible moment that you can’t replicate.’
It’s not only the tie to the assembly that is executive to the group, there is importance on the bond between the members of quartet, from the sound that takes sundry change from any member, to the name Anteros, desirous by the ‘landmark in London that joined the sparse members in one place’.
Laura Hayden creatively hails from Barcelona and, formerly of MTV Spain fame, is trilingual. It is transparent from her submit into the sound that she was fed a healthful diet of Blondie and The Pretenders, and she also cites No Doubt and the Cure on her list of stimuli. The other rope members bring Blur, the Killers and Arcade Fire to the party, bringing together a heady mixture of New Wave, Brit Pop and good old stone and roll.
Put all of this together: the speckled low-pitched input, the enterprise to have a good time and ‘enjoy the ride’ and the absolute womanlike at the forefront it is a recipe for success.
And on the theme of operative with the conflicting sex ‘I feel propitious to be operative with men who honour and provide women as equal, as good as having a organisation around us with the same male to womanlike ratio – something which was always critical to us.’
Laura professed: ‘our categorical concentration is to enjoy the process, and make an manuscript that we are unapproachable of.’
This organisation aren’t trying to mangle the bounds of genre or create something we have never heard, they are out to have a damn good time, and we’re on house for the ride.