With a number of unique and addictive indie-pop singles to her name, Lola Scott is proving herself as a creative force in the Australian music scene. The classically trained guitarist is a self-proclaimed band-geek gone rogue, who has transitioned from touring internationally as a session musician, to relentlessly unleashing her solo project on the world.
New single “The Eviction Song” is a perfect distillation of everything there is to love about Lola Scott. Her cheeky, sarcastic lyrics unfurl a story of misty nostalgia, combining effortlessly warm and luscious alt-pop vocals with experimental, synth-driven production. The track is our first taste of Scott’s foray into new territory, which has seen her place a stronger focus on having fun with music and finding her true voice.
“Earlier this year, my housemates and I were evicted from our house. We’re not sure what for, but can only assume the many house parties (leading to many noise complaints) didn’t help,” said Lola Scott. “When I wrote this song it was my 6th move in the last 4 years; and this house was by far one of most chaotic share-houses I’ve ever lived in. The song developed from the idea that when you live with a bunch of wild cards, and have the type of landlord who hoards things under the floorboards, you can never please everyone.
Despite this, the good times always outweighed the petty arguments. I found some of my most treasured friendships & made life-long memories. The more emotional breakdowns we faced together as housemates, the closer we got.. And luckily the eviction did not kill our friendships, and a couple of us have found a new place to continue the benders that probably got us kicked out in the first place.”
Beginning to play guitar and write songs at the age of eight, Lola Scott was spending lunchtimes in the music rooms for the majority of her school life. This dedicated honing of her musical craft over the years eventually led to her attaining a Bachelor’s degree in guitar, and Scott subsequently began her career as a session musician playing in friends’ bands throughout University, even landing a European tour and various local tours.
Since the launch of her solo project in 2018, Scott has delivered highly-praised singles with mind-blowing consistency, releasing three hook-laced singles in 2019 including “Crowded Conscience”, which saw spot plays on triple j, and “Cyclone Weather”, which was added to full rotation on tastemaker station FBi Radio in Sydney. Lola launched into 2020 stronger than ever, with triple j-favourite “Take Me Back”, which received praise from Purple Sneakers, LeFutureWave, CloutCloutClout, Music Feeds, Indietronica and more.
Evoking comparisons to alt-pop trailblazers Maggie Rogers, Wolf Alice and Emma Louise (Rex Orange County, King Princess), and with more music to come in 2020, Lola Scott has cemented a truly original sound and a formidable reputation in the Sydney music scene.
“The Eviction Song” is available on all platforms now.
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Praise for Lola Scott
“Lola Scott has just three singles to her name, but the world she’s building is formidable. Pulling a luscious pop sound and matching each tune with a resoundingly cinematic music video, it’s clear this artist isn’t fond of anything but perfection.” – Happy Mag
“Occasionally, an artist presents themselves as a completely realised project just a handful of songs into their career, and Lola Scott is one of those artists.” – PileRats
“Rising star Lola Scott is one act you need to have on your radar… (Take Me Back) is unashamed pop, and its power is in Lola‘s no-holds-barred approach, leaving absolutely everything on the floor with a stunning vocal performance to complement her intimate songwriting.” – Purple Sneakers
“Need to give this one its moment – (cyclone weather) is a gorgeous one from Lola! It veers towards breaking point and you’ll be on the hook the whole time.”
– Dave Ruby Howe (triple j)