Arxx, Cosmorat, Dellaxoz
Thursday, December 07, 19:00
Cosmorat - Cosmorat is the brainchild of Taylor Pollock and Olly Liu. They met in college where they
shared a love of Alabama Shakes, blues music, and sonic textures. Since moving to
London, Taylor and Olly have also picked up Lorenzo Burgio to the line up, completing
the band with breakbeats, samples, and bombastic drums.
Dealing with the mundanity and trauma that comes with late stage capitalism, Cosmorat
uses their music to explore what it means to be evil, and if people consider their opinions
and actions or if it is more grey. With fuzzy guitars, vocal soundscapes, and intricately
composed drum and percussion parts, they conjure emotional responses with densely
packed lyrics to create sonic movies.
Growing up on the outskirts of Manchester, Daniella feels that he city’s strong indie rock
legacy has had an “inevitable” impact. On her. Equally significant was the music of her
Congolese heritage-with its upbeat rhythms, driving bass and intricate electric guitar riffs
a constant presence in her childhood. It’s in this intersection between the genres where
Daniella grounds her sonic identity. At age 13, armed with a cheap mic and free software
from the internet, Daniella. Wrote and produced her first song. With her formative
teenage years navigated during a global pandemic, it’s little wonder that Daniella sets
classic coming-of-age concerns to the backdrop of wider social issues and commentary,
having described her ethos as DellaXOZ “to capture the fleeting emotions and multi–
dimensionality of the teenage experience.” For DellaXOZ, this naturally extends to world
issues-and she rejects the narrative of apathy and distraction misassigned to her
generation, galvanised by bands like Bikini Kill and La Tigre have to write her own“ rage-y,
riot girl feminist songs. ”It’s exactly this kind of boldness, conviction and bright and wilful
alt-pop experimentation which will continue to see DellXOZ pickup new heroes, with plenty
more to come.
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!