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
Lola Marsh Band.jpg
Gil Landau (left) and Yael Shoshana Cohen
Background information
OriginTel Aviv, Israel
Genres
Years active2013–present
Labels
Members
  • Gil Landau
  • Yael Shoshana Cohen
  • Mati Gilad
  • Dekel Dvir
  • Ran Gil
Past members
  • Ido Rivlin
  • Rami Osservaser
  • Baruch Spiegelberg
Websitelolamarsh.com

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.[2]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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."[7] The song was later featured in the American TV show Scream.[8]

The band's second single, "You're Mine", was released in May 2015 via Pigeons and Plane.[9] 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.[6]

Lola Marsh's debut EP, You're Mine, was released in January 2016.[4][10] 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.[11][12] The Band's debut album, Remember Roses, was released in June 2017 via Universal Records-Barclay, Sony ATV, Verve and Anova Music.[13][14][15]

Following the album release the band toured Europe and the US playing summer festivals such as Paleo festival.[16][17] Montreal Jazz Festival,[18][19] Sziget festival.[20]

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.[21] Later that month, the duo performed multiple shows at SXSW.[22][23]

The band's cover of "Somethin' Stupid" featured in the eponymous episode of Better Call Saul in 2018, and an instrumental version was played in "Bad Choice Road" in 2020.[24]

Their second album, Someday Tomorrow Maybe, was released in January 2020. Their music videos ''Echoes'' and ''Only for a Moment'' were recognized by international festival Berlin Music Video Awards in 2020. ''Echoes'' won the Best Song category and ''Only for a Moment'' placed second in the Best Cinematography category.[25]

Musical influencesEdit

They cite Sufjan Stevens, Nina Simone, Fleet Foxes, Elvis Presley, Moody Blues, Bon Iver, MGMT and LCD Soundsystem as major influences on their music.[23][26]

DiscographyEdit

Albums

EP

  • You're Mine (2016)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ayers, Mike (9 May 2016). "Listen to Lola Marsh's New Single 'She's a Rainbow' (Exclusive)". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Gonzalez, Tara (23 April 2019). "How This Couple Dated, Broke Up and Then Started a Band". Coveteur. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  3. ^ a b Nelson, Lex. "Treefort: Lola Marsh". Boise Weekly. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Robbins, Caryn (29 January 2016). "Lola Marsh Releases Debut 'You're Mine' EP". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  5. ^ Espiritu, Camille (10 June 2018). "Music Interview: Lola Marsh". The Young Folks. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b Moosadadeh, Sarah (1 March 2018). "AJMF9: Lola Marsh Connects Fantasy to Indie Pop". Atlanta Jewish News. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  7. ^ Soberano, Ricky Patricia (16 March 2015). "song premiere: lola marsh's "sirens"". Nylon. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  8. ^ ""Scream: The TV Series" In the Trenches (TV Episode 2015)". IMDb. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  9. ^ Kelly, Katie (4 February 2016). "Premiere: Watch The Cinematic Video For Lola Marsh's "You're Mine"". Complex. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  10. ^ McDermott, Emily (5 April 2016). "Discovery: Lola Marsh". Interview. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  11. ^ Thompson, Stephen (4 May 2017). "Lola Marsh Unleashes A Uke-Fueled Charm Offensive". NPR. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  12. ^ Russell, Erica (6 June 2017). "Lola Marsh's Dreamy 'Wishing Girl' Tunes: Guest Playlist". PopCrush. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  13. ^ Banks, Emma (6 July 2017). "Milk International: Lola Marsh is Israel's Golden Duo". Milk. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Lola Marsh's Track By Track Guide To Tel Aviv". Culture Collide. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  15. ^ Rodman, Edmon J. (21 June 2017). "Lola Marsh to bring intimate, folkish sound to L.A." Jewish Journal. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  16. ^ "L'été des festivals au Paléo festival avec Lola Marsh". LFM (in French). Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Summer 17 Festivals Review – 42nd Paléo Festival Nyon – Day 3 – July 20th". The Liberation. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Festival international de Jazz de Montréal – Lola Marsh make their Festival debut". Montreal Jazz Festival. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  19. ^ Yablonovitch, April (3 July 2017). "Montreal International Jazz Festival 2017 – Photo Review – Lola Marsh". Canadian Beats Media. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  20. ^ "Lola Marsh sa vrátia aj v roku 2018. Vystúpia v bratislavskej Refinery Gallery". Hudba.sk (in Slovak). 14 November 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  21. ^ Thompson, Stephen (1 March 2018). "The Austin 100: Lola Marsh". NPR. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  22. ^ "15 Ones to Catch at SXSW 2018". Ones to Watch. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  23. ^ a b Ginsberg, Gabriella (12 March 2018). "Meet Lola Marsh, The Israeli Indie Pop Band About To Take SXSW By Storm". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  24. ^ Klein Leichman, Abigail (25 September 2018). "Israel's Lola Marsh does 'Something Stupid' in 'Better Call Saul'". Israel21c. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  25. ^ Sapir, Ronit (31 May 2020). "Winners of the Berlin Music Video Awards 2020". Berlin Music Video Awards. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  26. ^ Lola Marsh "Something Stupid" (from "Better Call Saul") on YouTube

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