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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/20 – The Band Loula / The Pleasures

September 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Recently signed by Universal Music Publishing Group, The Band Loula is an independent country/folk band hailing from North, GA. The band consists of Malachi Mills and Logan Simmons, lifelong friends and artists of their own respects.​

With a sound that blends traditional country and folk elements with a modern, indie feel, The Band Loula has quickly gained a following in their hometown and beyond. Their lyrics often draw on personal experiences and relationships, with a touch of humor and wit that sets them apart from other acts in the genre.​

In September of 2022, The Band Loula released their debut single, “My Mama Likes You,” which quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its catchy melody and relatable lyrics about falling for someone your family approves of. They have since released 2 new singles, “Gettin’ Clean” and “Gasoline,” a precursor to a list of singles that will be released over 2023 and 2024.​

Together, as a live act, The Band Loula has a reputation for putting on energetic and heartfelt performances, with powerful harmonies and instrumentals that will make you want to dance.​

With the support of Universal Music Publishing and a growing fanbase, The Band Loula is poised to become a stand out act in the indie/unsigned arena.

The Pleasures are a new band fronted by Australian country music icon Catherine Britt. Formed in 2021, their first three singles to date have received heavy rotation on local and national radio, and their unpredictable live shows – masterclasses in on-stage chemistry – have captured the hearts of audiences in small, dingy rooms up and down the east coast.

No shrinking violets, The Pleasures’ sound is raucous, dirty and blues-inspired (occasionally interrupted by delicate moments of sublime country-folk), whilst their subject matter leaps from bold and bawdy to heartfelt and insightful. They call themselves a country band, but there’s as much Jack White influence here as there is George Jones (in fact there’s plenty of both) alongside the plethora of mythologised girl-boy country acts with whom they will inevitably draw comparison. If you get the feeling these guys have drawn upon every debaucerous night out, self-inflicted wound, bleeding heart and broken bone to come up with this noise, you’d be absolutely right.

Debut album The Beginning of the End was released on August 4th of this year, debuting at #2 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums Chart and #1 on the Australian Independent Record Association Albums Chart. The Pleasures will spend the rest of 2023 on the road in Australia and the USA.


September 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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