The Slope

Fri 1 Jul 18:15 - 18:55

The Regrettes

Half modern, half nostalgic. The Regrettes – three girls and a boy – play a stylish hybrid of contemporary garage punk and retro doo-wop. Singer and songwriter Lydia Night’s lyrics have the same attitude as outspoken female vocalists like Courtney Barnett and Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Girl power and politics are equally as important themes as love. Their aesthetic leans strongly towards the past: the golden shimmer of sixties pop acts like The Crystals, The Ronettes and The Temptations. Following their second album ‘How Do You Love?’ (2019) the group was called ‘truly unstoppable’ (NME) and the ‘punk act you should be listening to’ (Nylon). Fun fact: at the age of twelve, Lydia Night was for a while a member of Dead Man’s Bones, the band of actor Ryan Gosling.