A Tinder date gone wrong. A wife who dreads her murder. Confessions of a jilted lover, wasted youth and surreal erotica.
No subject matter is out of bounds for NASHVILLE rock band LOLA MONTEZ. Fresh off the recording of their debut release, the band is intent on hitting a raw nerve with music fans far and wide.
Singer and frontwoman, Inga Rudin, toured previously with the band NAKED BEGGARS, which featured Eric Brittingham and Jeff LaBar of CINDERELLA. Rudin says, “We like to hear each other out, not judge, and let the music flow.” This is echoed in the diverse sound of the group, also consisting of guitarist Blake Scopino and former SKINNY MOLLY/BLACKFOOT drummer Kurt Pietro.
Pissed-off punk riffs, brazen vocal belts and raucous drums deliver, as do jangly guitars and syncopated beats woven through wide-open choruses. Lola asserts plenty of muscle but with its pop sensibilities firmly in tow. You get hooks alongside a brooding, drop-tuned guitar coated with an icy edge. For this band, the attitude is in the authenticity.
The origins of Lola can be traced to casual encounters and coincidences over several years within Nashville’s burgeoning music scene. What used to be friendly acquaintances pursuing separate projects eventually became fiercely committed bandmates sharing in the thrill of musical co-creation.
“We aren’t just three people who have come together by accident,” says Rudin. “It’s kismet. We listen. We react and become one. We are one.”