Named after an indigenous Australian bird, Manchester quartet Corella has been spreading their summery indie-pop up and down the country over the past 12 months and the band have been seeing great returns from their work.
The unsigned band, comprised of Joel Smith (Vocals/Guitar), Ben Henderson (Vocals/Bass), Jack Taylor (Guitar) and James Fawcett (Drums), certainly surprised themselves with the amount of traction they received from playlist curators and BBC Introducing especially from new released ‘Caught Up’ and Island’. The bands’ melodic guitars and pulsating drums have been streamed over 630,000 times in 65 countries in 2018 which is an incredible milestone in the two years that the band has been sharing the love for pop.
The boys had their single ‘Barcelona Girl’ featured on ITV’s Good Morning show as a backing track for a fashion weekly insert on the show where Philip Schoefield described it as a “great track”. To hear Joel’s reaction to the news when we interviewed the frontman earlier last year. So who knows, they might have the attracted one of Britain’s best-loved TV presenters to join the Corella hype.
There is only one show announced so far for 2019 in London, but don’t be too disappointed as there will be more in the pipeline. And the band will be releasing their debut EP this year.
January 22 – Camden, London – Camden Assembly (Tickets available here)