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Hotly tipped as one of NME's Essential Acts of 2018 and Dork's 'Top Tips' for 2019, "Brighton dream-pop outfit Thyla released their debut EP 'What's On Your Mind' to superb natural acclaim (Dork 5*, Best Fit 8/10)". Drawing comparisons To Wolf Alice and Cocteau Twins, the band are cementing their position as one of the UK's most promising acts.
After receiving an abundance of press worldwide (Stereogum, Pitchfork, Paste, DIY, The Line of Best Fit), Thyla have recently shared the stage with artists including Slaves, Sunflower Bean, Rolling Blackout CF and Dream Wife, as well as festival appearances at this years Live at Leeds, Hit The North and The Great Escape.
The band made there SXSW debut this year in Texas and were included in Paste magazines Top 7 bands at The British Embassy at SXSW, alongside Fontaines DC and Black Midi and Sports Team.
The band met whilst studying at university in Brighton, and the line up was fully formed in 2016 with their first official release 'Ferris Wheels' in early 2017. 2018 saw the band release consecutive smashes, including a release on LA indie B3SCI for the track "Blame", produced by Alex Newport (Bloc Party, At The Drive-In, Estrons).
With strong support at Radio 1 from Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, and being featured on 6 Music on the Steve Lamacq show and Lauren Laverne's 6 Music recommends, 2019 is looking to be a exciting year for the indie post punk outfit.
The forthcoming EP is scheduled for release in November 2019 with releases throughout the summer and autumn and is sure to be full of even bigger and more astute guitar lead anthems.
Brighton quartet THYLA prove adept at creating glistening dream pop that rushes forward with rhythms owing their propulsion and muscularity to post-punk.
“Considering Thyla is a new band without a full-length release to their name yet, these are the sort of songs that come out of nowhere and hit you upside the head: They are gigantic, assured, and memorable, partially thanks to their instrumentation skill-fully toeing the line between melancholy and endorphin rush and partially thanks to the soaring vocals of frontwoman Millie Duthie” Stereogum.
Thyla are supported by PRS Foundation.