Leeds-based trio, The Varletts, pride themselves on an ethos of unapologetic alt-rock, that encapsulates the energy of their live shows. They see their status as a three-piece as at the heart of their raw and recognisable sound.
They quickly became regulars on the Nottingham scene after their conception in late-2016, self-releasing their debut singles ‘City of Sin’ and ‘Spiral Staircase’ and receiving praise from local BBC Introducing and their peers in Nottingham.
In 2017, they then moved to Leeds, where they now reside. They quickly felt at home in the city, with a warm reception throughout the year at various venues. Though they have been quieter this summer (if they can ever be called quiet), the band has been hidden away writing a wealth of new material with a different sound, different image and motivated by a different city. The vibrant Leeds music scene has certainly influenced the new music, with bands such as Cowtown, Fizzy Blood and Dinosaur Pile-Up all inspiring the new tracks.
They returned to the studio in late August 2018, recording at The Nave where several of their influences such as Menace Beach and Pulled Apart By Horses have previously recorded. They worked with the distinguished producer Alex Greaves (Forever Cult) to record two singles that signal a new start for the band, demonstrating the changes in their personalities, influences and outlook on the current UK musical landscape.