The Wharves + Pollyanna Valentine + Robert Sotelo
Hailing from Ireland, France and England THE WHARVES sport startling duel vocals, courtesy of Gemma Fleet (bass) and Dearbhla Minogue (guitar), which hang gracefully over their minimal rock format. They invoke the reverberated spook of 60’s girl groups, the mid-fi guitar crunch of Kim Deal’s The Amps, the vocal flavours of The Roches and the narrative and structural panache of 70’s progressive folk. Marion Andrau’s thunderous drumming drives through these compositions, ensuring the wealth of disparate influences remain focused and celebratory. In 2013 they released a split LP with The Rosy Crucifixion on Glasgow’s Soft Power Recordings and release a full length LP in 2014 with Nottingham’s Gringo Records.
Pollyanna Valentine is the muse of Charley Sharp via Los Angeles.. ensemble of dreamy collage… offbeat pop muse… Soon to release a debut featuring collabortions with Laetitia Sadier and Cathy Lucas/Valentina Ma (Vanishing Twin).
Robert Sotelo plays warm beach guitar/drum pop with honest songs.