“The Lotts don’t care. Their brash high energy, exciting punk is just what the place needed”
The Lotts are
Henry Bucanan – Vocals & Guitar
Adam Bridge – Guitar
Joel Norton – Drums
Jamie Evans – Bass
Formed in 2018, in Warrington. The Lotts are Garage Rock.
Their ferocious live set encapsulates everything that The Lotts stand for. Do it fast, do it loud.
It was this mindset they first took to Rockfield Studios (Monmouth) in 2018. The intention was to record 3 tracks and see what happened. They recorded 16 tracks in 3 days, all live and straight to tape.
This began their relationship with Thighpaulsandra (aka Tim Lewis), most notable for his production work with Julian Cope, Cocteau Twins, Coil and Tim Burgess. Working in this way was a welcome change for Lewis and was reminiscent of bands he’d engineered in his early career at studios including Loco and Coach House Studios in Bristol where he worked alongside artists including Portishead and Massive Attack.
Lewis was keen to work with the band again and invited them back to Rockfield Studios where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody and other legendary artists such as Black Sabbath began their careers. More recently the studio has been home to sessions from bands including Twin Atlantic, Royal Blood and The Pixies.
In September 2019 the band began sessions for the follow-up to their debut EP ‘Out of it‘. Once again they worked at a phenomenal pace tracking more than 5 songs per day over 3 days. Lewis then mixed the tracks at Aerial studios, Brechfa, through the very same mixing desk that had been used to Record Portishead’s ‘Dummy’.
The first release from these sessions is ‘I’ll Get Round to it‘ (Feb 2020) with further releases scheduled for spring 2020 on the Whispering Pines label.
The band’s main influences are Beefheart, Zappa, The Stooges and The New York Dolls with a hefty blend of the Velvet Underground. Yet intriguingly these artists only became known to the band when other people began making comparisons. At first the Lotts were just doing what they did; it wasn’t about copying anyone. They were inspired to pick up guitars by Ty Segall and Mac Demarco but the sound that evolved was from another era entirely.
Reviews of the band’s live performances from their most recent UK tour describe them as raw and exciting driven by chaotic energy. An entertaining romp with raised guitars and guttural rasps.
“Turned a family pub into a mosh pit. SHOCKING!!!!!!!”
Independent venue week kicked off a number of gigs across the country including Manchester, London and Brighton culminating in a ferocious Liverpool show for top promoters EVOL.
The Lotts have big plans for summer 2020 bringing more releases, more gigs and more chaos.