SINGLE REVIEW: The Party Song by Uninvited
Uninvited formed after vocalist and bassist Taylor-Ray Dillon (she/her) and vocalist and guitarist Gillian Dhlakama (they/them), previously based in Dundee, met as solo acoustic artists. Thanks to Instagram, the pair later became connected with guitarist Bex Young (they/them) and drummer Fiorenza Cocozza (she/her).
Their debut single Tomboy was released last year. The track saw Uninvited mark themselves as figures of the change they wanted to see in the male-dominated indie sphere, writing music that pushes the LGBTQ+ conversation and reclaims their early queer experiences. Pairing their unapologetic lyrics with irresistible guitar-driven tunes, it was clear that Uninvited were going to very quickly become a Coven fave.
The quartet have just dropped another belter with The Party Song. Initially expressing the anxieties of the unknown, the track delves into finding safety in a locked bathroom, hiding from the chore of a party.
Stirring pulsating basslines, sparking drum beats, and nostalgic guitar tones, The Party Song captures a narrative of outgrowing people to an effortlessly cool rock soundtrack. Plus, the vocal harmonies can't go without a mention as the melodies are intoxicatingly good. It feels like it belongs on the tracklist to a coming-of-age early-00's movie, and we wanna rewind the VHS back just to hear this song again.
If Pixies, Alanis Morrissette, and Bratz Rock Angelz had a lovechild, it would be Uninvited.
Speaking on The Party Song and their next moves, Uninvited say, “We are so excited for our new single, The Party Song is finally out! New music, new era for us in Uninvited. Not only this but we are playing Reading and Leeds festival in August! Hearing people sing back our lyrics at such an iconic festival is going to be magical. And then it’s onto our first-ever UK headline tour and we cannot wait!”
Uninvited have landed themselves at the forefront of the Scottish rock scene, having played alongside the likes of Dead Pony, Baby Strange, and Spryes. They recently joined The Blinders as main tour support and were hand-picked by Dream Wife themselves for an opening slot on their UK tour. Uninvited have quickly aligned themselves with some of the biggest bad bitches on the UK rock frontlines.
The band are taking The Party Song for a spin this summer at Belladrum Tartan Heart, 110 Above Festival, Reading & Leeds Festivals in the UK and at Misty Fields Festival in the Netherlands. In September, Gill, Taylor, Bex and Fiorenza will take to the road on their first-ever UK headline tour, before returning to Glasgow for their first-sold out show.
Live dates for Uninvited:
Thursday 28th July - Belladrum Festival
Thursday 11th August - BBC Introducing - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Sunday 14th August - 110 Above Festival
Saturday 27th August - Reading Festival (SOLD OUT)
Sunday 28th August - Leeds Festival
Monday 26th September - Bristol, Crofters Rights
Tuesday 27th September - London, Paper Dress Vintage
Wednesday 28th September - Manchester, YES Basement
Friday 30th September - Glasgow, The Garage Attic (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 8th October - Tenement Trail
Saturday 15th October - Live At Leeds Festival
Thursday 8th December - Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Review by Chloe Robbins