The Lovelies, The Quilz
December 29, 2018
The Lovelies are a melodic, harmony soaked band located in Milwaukee. Although they disbanded in the early 2000s, they continue to play reunion shows. They formally released three full length discs. Members are Liv Mueller, Barbara Endes, Damian Strigens and Bill Backes.
The Quilz is a dream-pop / synth-pop / indie duo from Milwaukee, formed in 2015; vocalist Becky Heck and guitarist/keyboardist/producer Sage Schwarm (formerly of Codebreaker, The Sounds of Time) create original tracks featuring cinematic, dreamy vocals with modern production as well as an eclectic mix of select covers. 2018 saw the release of their 2nd EP entitled simply The Quilz - Vol. II. The band has an earlier CD release and a 7 inch flexi-disc under their belts and their 10-track vinyl LP Fishing For Ketchup is due out late 2018.
The Quilz' influences are diverse and include New Order, Julee Cruise, LCD Soundsystem, David Bowie, Santigold, Bob Dylan, David Lynch, Marc Bolan, Otis Redding, Neil Young, Prince, Shannon & the Clams, Devo, Depeche Mode, Lana Del Rey, Beach House, Empire of the Sun, Georgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Bjork, Blondie, Mazzy Star, Tom Tom Club, Lee Perry (to name a few)...
The Quilz' live show is rounded out with an elaborate light show complete with lasers that you won't want to miss!