Findlay

Born and raised in Manchester, but far enough away from the grips of its elders The Smiths and Joy Division, Findlay invents herself as a true original, electric guitar swinging at her side. At 17 she signs to a major label, but the dream soon turns into a complete misadventure, for her personally and for her art. Craving to regain her freedom, she creates her own label, Mint Records, signs to BMG and escapes for good.Today Findlay runs and jumps across genres. She revisits 90s grunge, flies up into the skies of shoegaze and creates lightning with hip-hop, before landing in a dream world of garage pop.

Her list of conquests is long: The Isle Of White Festival, Sound City in London, a sold out show at Gorilla in Manchester, as well as support for Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Brandon Flowers. In France she impressed at the Inrocks, Chorus, Europavox, Cabaret Vert and Garock Festivals, her explosive performances burning into the memories of all who attended. Early 2015 saw the release of a digital EP “Electric Bones” on BMG, which rapidly impressed the media, embodying a new era of new-wave punk-rock from the West.

“Forgotten Pleasures” is her inner world represented by 13 songs that fit together despite their stark contrast. The sparse melancholic piano in “Sunday Morning In The Afternoon” rubs against the rough textures of “Electric Bones”, then we take a trip to the 80s with the intoxicating “Waste My Time”, illuminating the night sky with synth flashes of purple and white, before moving on to the more introspective “Monomania”, a kind of pagan prayer with its roots from minimal blues. The result is an album that blends the male-dominated rock sound of yesteryear with the indomitable spirit of a girl who isn’t to be reckoned with.