Introducing Stillia, a four piece indie rock band from St Helens, Merseyside. The band comprises of Jack Bennett – Lead Vocalist, Guitarist and Songwriter, Connor Moran – Lead Guitarist, backing vocals, Johnny Waring – Bass guitarist, backing vocals and Matty Bennett – Drummer, Vocals. Together they profess to “combine image, Attitude and raw sound to provide a professional and enjoyable experience to their fans”, all of which they seem to have accomplished.
Stillia are currently touring a number of venues in and around their hometown, one of them being our very own Little Indie Night, which takes place tonight supporting The Six Thirties with their EP release “Its About Time” with help from Zen Project and Laura and Claire. Details of their other gigs can be found in the links at the bottom of this feature.
From perusing their social media its clear the band take their musical influences seriously drawing inspiration from the likes of legendary bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Who to name a few. They have taken their influences and have used them well in honing their own sound and performance on stage. They have also been gaining the experience playing at many gigs since forming four years ago. They have supported acts such as Catfish and the Bottlemen and Amber Run at The Great Escape and Tramlines festivals. With dedication and experience they have built up a local following full of dedicated fans.
With an arsenal of great songs, professional look and confidence on stage they hope to spread their fan base further afield. Their most recent efforts include signing up with a Management Company and the release of their latest single “Let you Know”.
Let you know is a great release, full of energy and great sounding instruments. A slight comparison can be made to Catfish and the Bottlemen, but what Stillia have here is an entirely new kettle of fish. Frontman Jack Bennett has a great singing voice with his St Helens accent shining through giving it a sort of uniqueness, which is much needed in the music scene. The chorus is really catchy with its harmony and easy to sing along lyric plus the drum beat will no doubt have the audience jumping along in time as they work through the song. Overall, a great uptempo, catchy well made indie classic in the making.
I look forward to hearing their future releases and seeing them live soon. (Bonus – Check their previous release Lights Shine for yet another great track)
Discover more about Stillia for yourself at the links below: