Saturday 7th October 2023
Uncover Music Presents
The garage-punk and acid-corroded new-wave machine that is Chemtrails first emerged as a 5-piece in 2016, having started life as the lo-fi bedroom recording project of lesbian lovers Mia Lust and Laura Orlova. They were quickly signed by Swedish label PNKSLM Recordings and have since gained a reputation for their prolific DIY output and high energy live shows.
Served on a bed of fuzzy guitars and polychromatic pop, their lyrics tackle alienation, love, the human condition, the impending apocalypse and, occasionally, Mia Lust’s place in the world as a transgender woman. The band cites their biggest influences as the Pixies, Blondie, Oh Sees, Fat White Family and sixties psych and garage punk, but what really holds the whole project together is an endless supply of catchy melodies and hooks.
2019 saw Chemtrails play a live session for KEXP as part of their International Clash Day celebration in London and relocate from London to Manchester, where they re-spawned with a new line-up. They’re now building up a cult following on the Manchester music scene and are due to release their third album in 2023.