tell us their favourite bands, and how it all began…
You need to get to know Calva Louise. The bubblegum rock trio
In case you’ve somehow missed out on the hype about these guys, then all you need to know
So where’s the rhinoceros concept come from? Is it one of your spirit animals? A dream pet?
Rhinoceros comes from Eugene Ionesco’s play of the same name. We took influence from his play, where people suddenly start becoming Rhinoceros!
How did Calva Louise start?
We formed in London in August 2016.
What song on ‘Rhinoceros’ are you most excited for us to hear and why?
I think we all have different songs that we’re excited about! The song No Hay is very different because it’s way more chilled than other songs we’ve released before and also it’s in Spanish!
On New Years Eve you (Jess) played with Bobby from Strange Bones and Thomas and Matty from The Blinders under the supergroup ‘Secs’. How did this happen?
Bobby and I started writing songs together and started recording some demos too almost a year ago! We had the opportunity to play Night people on NYE so we asked our friends Matty and Tom from The Blinders if they wanted to help us out and play the gig with us! We did 3 rehearsals together and played the gig! It was so fun and it felt right, I really hope we can do that again!
Who was the first artist you saw live? Do you still enjoy listening to them?
What’s been your
We enjoy all the gigs! But opening for one of our heroes, Albert Hammond Jr was a dream come true!
If you could tour with any artist, living or dead, who would it be?
Queens of the stone age! It’s a band that has influenced us a lot and would love to be able to see them live
2018 has been a big year for you guys and 2019 is set to be even bigger, with an album release and a UK tour in the first few months. So as we move into the new year, what’s been a stand out memory for the band from 2018?
Touring with our friends, that’s been one of the best experiences we’ve ever had!
And finally, recommended us a band you’re really digging right now.
There’s so many! Strange Bones, Nova Twins, The Blinders, Kid Kapichi, Rascalton, Lucia, Snash, The Dunts, Avalanche Party to cite a few!
Thanks so much for taking the time out for this interview guys!
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02 – Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle
03 – The Garage (Attic Bar), Glasgow
05 – Oporto, Leeds
06 – Night People, Manchester
07 – The Lexington (BBC Intro), London
08 – Jacaranda, Phase One, Liverpool
10 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
11 – The Louisiana, Bristol
12 – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
13 – The Prince Albert, Brighton