Arriving in London via Berlin, Lea Porcelain are forming an identity by crossing post-punk with electronica to create a sound rich in dark synths and brooding guitar lines. Alongside previous singles ‘Bones’ and ‘Warsaw Street’, Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus have also given their take on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’, turning it into an expansive, ethereal soundscape.

With debut album Hymns To The Night due 16th June, they’ve released released a short introductory film, ‘This is Lea Porcelain’, showing the duo living and recording in Funkhaus Berlin.

Ahead of their gig at Omeara next week alongside Gangly, we had a quick catch-up with the band.

If we had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
melancholic, nostalgic, light.

Our favourite film ever is…
Titanic.

The most famous person we’ve met is…
Sebastian Vettel.

The best venue we’ve played so far is…
Ancienne Belgique in Brussels.

The song we hate the most is…
haters.

The worst job we’ve ever had is…
cleaning council flats.

If we were in a tribute band it would be a…
non-tribute band.

My favourite word is…
super.

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
stretching or stopping the time.

If we could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Kate Moss’ Birthday party.

We think you should listen to…
‘Words’ by Low
‘Older’ by Lina Tullgren 
‘Pallet’ by Your Friend
‘A Miracle America’ by Blackmail
‘The End’ by Sibylle Baier

If we could see anyone play live it would be…
the Quarrymen or Lady Gaga djing Techno.

Lea Porcelain play Omeara on 26th April.

Photo by Micki Rosi Richter.