This week, we shine the spotlight on London-based guitar-pop foursome Anteros...
KEY TRACK: Drive On
LABEL: Distiller Records
WHO: Anteros formed way back in 2014 as a union between singer Laura Hayden and bassist Joshua Rumble, before guitarist Jackson Couzens and drummer Harry Balazs joined later.
WHAT: Spiky dreampop, with impeccable influences (No Doubt, Blondie, The Pretenders).
WHERE: While Anteros are based in London, Hayden grew up in Barcelona, where her formative musical years were shaped by her mother’s collection of guitar-driven ’70s pop.
2014? THAT’S AGES AGO!
Steady on. It takes a while to break a band these days. Anteros have released two expertly-titled EPs (Breakfast and Drunk) and debut album When We Land has just, erm, landed.
WHAT’S IT LIKE?
Its 11 songs fizz like a hundred pints of Berocca. Recent single Drive On is particularly good. Patience works, guys!
ARE THEY ON TOUR?
You bet. Fresh from SXSW, Anteros are on a short in-store tour this week, and kick off a full UK run at Norwich Waterfront on April 7.