|Country Of origin:||Israel|
Lola Marsh is an Israeli indie pop group led by singer Yael Shoshana Cohen and producer/multi-instrumentalist Gil Landau. With a haunting sound that's both earthy and cinematic, they claim influences as diverse as Sufjan Stevens, Tame Impala, Elvis Presley, Ennio Morricone, and Edith Piaf. Cohen grew up partly in Singapore and Kenya and was also influenced by her parents' eclectic tape collection, which included music from Southeast Asia. Landau had been writing songs on acoustic guitar and was looking for a singer, and Cohen had recently graduated from the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music when the two met at a party in Tel Aviv in 2011. When they started performing at the event, Landau was immediately drawn to Cohen's unusual but warm, conversational vocal style and she to his melodies, which suited her voice. They spent a couple of years writing and playing together, eventually bringing in other musicians to record.
The band's debut single, "Sirens," appeared in March 2015 and landed on viral streaming charts in the U.S. Their second single, "You're Mine," followed in kind, reaching Hype Machine's Top Three. Both songs appeared on their debut EP, You're Mine, released by Anova Music and Barclay in January 2016. The same labels released Lola Marsh's full-length debut, Remember Roses, in mid-2017. It charted in Switzerland and was supported by an international tour that included opening for the Pixies in Israel. In early 2018, they visited Israel, Europe, and North America again, including dates with Milky Chance and stops at SXSW and Treefort Music Fest. ~ Marcy Donelson~ Rovi