If you are from the town of St Helens, then as well as Rugby League you’ll be pretty familiar with indie rock four-piece Stillia. Consisting of the Bennett brothers (Jack and Matty), Connor Moran and Johnny Waring, Stillia have made the rise from the local music scene and are now finding their feet on the bigger stage.
With the British Sound Project, Neighbourhood Festival and of course a main stage set at Kendal Calling already under their belt, Stillia are set for a bright future.
Let You Know showed signs of promise in the band’s earlier days, but it was when Let Me In was released as the debut single that things really started to take shape. Using the help of friend, fan and fellow hometown hero Johnny Vegas in the video, the track certainly caught the eye of many.
Spotted by This Feeling, signed to management and now selected as the support act for Ocean Colour Scene‘s tour down under, the band’s journey has well and truly kicked off in 2017.
Stillia have now released their highly anticipated new single 4AM, and it seems evident that it’s a continuation or at least in some way related to the story told in Let Me In. Once again, it contains a catchy chorus that fans won’t be able to resist belting out at a gig, and musically it is spot on.
The track had been performed numerous times live already before being released as a single, but now we have finally got to hear the studio version. It has certainly matched up to the standards set with Let Me In and even Let You Know, the latter of which although not being released officially as a single as of yet, certainly has the credentials to be an indie hit.
Due to the amount of indie rock bands out there at the moment, the key is in the songwriting, and Stillia have proven once again that they have that in their locker. When we spoke to lead singer Jack back in June, he was quick to praise bassist Johnny, who was a later addition to the band, for the development in the songwriting.
Let Me In was the breakthrough, but 4AM is further evidence that Stillia are a band to keep an eye on. With an album surely in the thoughts of the band for 2018/2019, if they can produce 8 or 9 more tracks anywhere near the singles we have already heard then it promises to be an exciting indie rock debut.
For now though the graft looks set to continue, as the bigger gigs keep rolling in. We look forward to hearing new material in the coming months!