Lola Marsh

Lola Marsh (Hebrew: לולה מארש‎) is an Israeli indie pop band from Tel Aviv.[1] The band was formed as a duo in 2013 by Gil Landau (Guitars, Keyboards) and Yael Shoshana Cohen (Vocals),[2] and was quickly signed by the indie label Anova Music.[3] The group released their first EP, You're Mine, under Universal Records-Barclay in January 2016.[4]

Lola Marsh
Gil Landau (left) and Yael Shoshana Cohen (right)
Gil Landau (left) and Yael Shoshana Cohen (right)
Background information
OriginTel Aviv,  Israel
Genres
Years active2013–present
Labels
Websitewww.anovamusic.com/lola-marsh
MembersGil Landau
Yael Shoshana Cohen
Mati Gilad
Dekel Dvir
Ran Gil
Past membersIdo Rivlin
Rami Osservaser
Yael Shoshana Cohen performing with her band Lola Marsh at the Zelt-Musik-Festival 2018 in Freiburg, Germany

HistoryEdit

Gil Landau and Yael Shoshana Cohen met in Tel Aviv through mutual friends. The idea of the group was conceived at Landau's birthday party in February 2011, when the band members began playing songs on Landau's father's old guitar.[2]

Landau and Shoshana dated briefly while forming the band, but went back to being bandmates.[5]

Landau and Cohen wrote and performed songs for 18 months before bringing on additional musicians.[2] Mati Gilad (Bass), Rami Osservaser (Guitar, Keyboards), Dekel Dvir (Drums and samplers) joined them shortly after.[4] The group started performing in local clubs. They were spotted by the leading local indie label Anova Music who signed the band.[6] The band's name was arrived at when the members were calling out possible names for the group and the name Lola Marsh was suggested and stuck.[7]

The duo gained notoriety on the heels of their 2014 performance at Primavera Sound Festival.[3][4]

The band premiered their first single, "Sirens", via Nylon Magazine in March 2015; Nylon said of the song: "The Dreamy Tel Aviv Band's latest song, "Sirens", offers a twist on the typical sweet-yet-gritty indie sound...The track seems ready made for Quentin Tarantino's next film score.”[8] The song was later featured in the American TV show Scream.[9]

The band's second single, "You're Mine", was released in May 2015 via Pigeons and Plane.[10] It garnered over six million plays on Spotify and landed in the service’s top 3 Most Viral Tracks as well as in the top 3 of Hype Machine's Most Popular Tracks ranking.[7]

Lola Marsh's debut EP, You're Mine, was released in January 2016.[4][11] Their third single, "She's a Rainbow", was released in May 2016.[1] In March 2017 Their Single "Wishing Girl" was released and was accompanied with a video directed by Gal Muggia.[12][13] The Band's debut album, Remember Roses, was released in June 2017 via Universal Records-Barclay, Sony ATV, Verve and Anova Music.[14][15][16]

Following the album release the band toured Europe and the US playing summer festivals such as Paleo festival.[17][18] Montreal Jazz Festival,[19][20] Sziget festival.[21]

In February 2018 the band released a live session recorded at Capitol Records Los Angeles. Lola Marsh was featured on NPR’s The Austin 100 in March 2018 as part of a SXSW event feature.[22] Later that month, the duo performed multiple shows at SXSW.[23][24]

They cite Sufjan Stevens, Nina Simone, Fleet Foxes, Elvis, Moody Blues, Bon Iver, MGMT and LCD Soundsystem as major influences on their music.[24][25]


Their second album, Someday Tomorrow Maybe, was released in January 2020.

DiscographyEdit

Albums

EP

  • You're Mine (2016)

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ayers, Mike (2016-05-09). "Listen to Lola Marsh's New Single 'She's a Rainbow' (Exclusive)". WSJ. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  2. ^ a b c "How Lola Marsh Went from Being a Couple to Just a Band - Coveteur". coveteur.com. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  3. ^ a b Nelson, Lex. "Treefort: Lola Marsh". Boise Weekly. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  4. ^ a b c d Desk, BWW News. "Lola Marsh Releases Debut 'You're Mine' EP". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  5. ^ https://coveteur.com/2019/04/23/lola-marsh-couple-band-profile/
  6. ^ "Music Interview: Lola Marsh | The Young Folks". www.theyoungfolks.com. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  7. ^ a b "AJMF9: Lola Marsh Connects Fantasy to Indie Pop". Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  8. ^ "song premiere: lola marsh's "sirens"". NYLON. 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  9. ^ "Scream: The TV Series" In the Trenches (TV Episode 2015), retrieved 2018-10-21
  10. ^ "Premiere: Lola Marsh - "You're Mine"". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  11. ^ "Discovery: Lola Marsh - Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  12. ^ "Lola Marsh Unleashes A Uke-Fueled Charm Offensive". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  13. ^ "Lola Marsh's Dreamy 'Wishing Girl' Tunes: Guest Playlist". PopCrush. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  14. ^ Banks, Emma (2017-07-06). "Milk International: Lola Marsh is Israel's Golden Duo | Milk". Milk. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  15. ^ "Lola Marsh's Track By Track Guide To Tel Aviv - Culture Collide". Culture Collide. 2017-06-08. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  16. ^ Edmon J. Rodman (2017-06-21). "Lola Marsh to bring intimate, folkish sound to L.A. — Jewish Journal". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  17. ^ "L'été des festivals au Paléo festival avec Lola Marsh" (in French). Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  18. ^ "SUMMER 17 FESTIVALS REVIEW – 42ND PALÉO FESTIVAL NYON – DAY 3 – JULY 20TH". The Liberation. 2017-07-22. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  19. ^ "Festival international de Jazz de Montréal - Lola Marsh make their Festival debut". www.montrealjazzfest.com. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  20. ^ "Montreal International Jazz Festival 2017 – Photo Review – Lola Marsh". Canadian Beats Media. 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  21. ^ "Lola Marsh sa vrátia aj v roku 2018. Vystúpia v bratislavskej Refinery Gallery". hudba.zoznam.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  22. ^ "The Austin 100: Lola Marsh". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  23. ^ "15 Ones to Catch at SXSW 2018". Ones to Watch. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  24. ^ a b Ginsberg, Gabriella (2018-03-12). "Meet Lola Marsh, The Israeli Indie Pop Band About To Take SXSW By Storm". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  25. ^ Lola Marsh "Something Stupid" (from "Better Call Saul") on YouTube