Allow me to introduce you to London-based, Shoegaze four piece, Tibican. The band – made up of Domenico Scialo on vocals/guitar, Peter Saunby also on guitar, Marc Saunders on drums/vocals and Cathal Wharton on bass – came together at the tail end of last year, having already been on the gigging scene following a show at reputable London venue The Borderline.
The project is the brainchild of frontman Domenico Scialo, who has been writing and recording the music since long before the band even formed. Rising from the ashes of previous musical endeavour Pilots of Paper Planes, the guys are joined by guitarist Saunby for the start of this new chapter.
Musically they’re a very tech based band but, while they may use a lot of effects in their sound, everything is played live; you won’t find any pre-recorded samples here. They combine elements of indie shoegaze and dream-pop to create a rather psychedelic and otherworldly vibe – citing a range of influences including My Bloody Valentine, Queens of the Stone Age and Foals, among others – their upcoming single When You Love Your Love showcasing their sound brilliantly.
During their short time as a band they have already received airplay from renowned UK radio platform BBC Introducing, as well as international stations such as Ottic FM Germany and DKFM California. They also have three EPs – Foundations, Things Come Apart and It Runs Deep – available online for your listening pleasure, and are currently working on a full length release.
If your curiosity has been piqued, the guys will be playing at The Comedy in Leicester Square on January 14th, why not go down and check them out for yourselves?
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