CMU Approved

Approved: Cults

By | Published on Thursday 17 February 2011


Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin first began to gain traction as Cults nearly a year ago, when they posted three dreamy, scratchy 60s influenced pop tracks to Bandcamp. The songs quickly spread around the internet via blogs, including a few influential ones, like Gorilla Vs Bear. They liked them so much they made a limited edition Cults EP the first ever release on their spin-off label, Forest Family. The single quickly sold out, and the duo subsequently bagged support slots with the likes of Best Coast and Male Bonding.

Having been the first release on Forest Family, Cults are now set to be the first release on another new label venture, the Lily Allen-led Sony imprint In The Name Of. They will re-release the opening track from the aforementioned EP – ‘Go Outside’ – as a single next week, and you can catch them supporting Yuck tomorrow night at Bush Hall, followed by two headline shows in London at Madame Jojo’s and The Lexington on Tuesday and Friday next week.