By JOHN DALY
After rocking the Whiskey a Go-Go last summer, the band TALIA returns to California to captivate Northern and Southern California.
It’s the second year in a row that Talia hits the West Coast, playing shows all over California, from the Bay Area to San Diego. This will be their first US dates since their critically acclaimed performance at the Whisky a Go-Go almost a year ago today.
The TALIA dates are here:
- July 29th Winters – Pacifica
- August 3rd The Bancroft – Spring Valley
- August 5th Stork – Oakland (Bay Area)
- August 13th The Holding Company – San Diego
With their aggressive riffs, heavy basslines, and wonderfully intense drum beats, TALIA appears to always be ‘on the verge of implosion.’
Their third album, Thugs They Look Like Angels, was a worthy successor to Cockroach Killer, released in 2008, and Permanent Midlife Crisis, released in 2013. In a country often starved of national rock icons TALIA bear the mantle of musical predecessors in bands like Trust and Noir Desir by pouring love on their French fan base.
TALIA has appeared in the French edition of Rolling Stone and has opened for numerous artists, such as Nashville Pussy (2017) and Soul Asylum (2016). TALIA has been setting the scene on fire with plenty more to come.
Famous in France
With more than 100 shows in France under their belt over the years, the band has thoroughly delved into their home market and kept its eyes on opportunities abroad. Fans on the West Coast will be happy to see them return somewhere a little closer to home.
TALIA’s desire to tap into the aesthetic and landscape of 1990s alt-rock should appeal to fans of Hole and the Pixies, while their track record touring with a wide range of bands will ensure that new fans will get the opportunity to be transfixed and touched by their music.
With ten tracks blending fantasy and reality, urban wastelands with fantastical power structures TALIA have encapsulated strange new worlds on Thugs They Look Like Angels.