Angie & Taleen’s friendship blossomed as they sent each other mixtapes between L.A. and Chicago. When Taleen moved back home in 2011 the two started jamming, blending her love of goth/shoegaze and Angie’s pop-riot sensibilities to create TÜLIPS: dreamy, punky noise pop with a riot grrrl bent.
Soon after, they found a drummer and began to play local DIY and zine shows, with Taleen and Angie trading off on guitar and bass. After recording their LP, Doom & Bloom, which was mixed by Brad Laner of ’90s U.S. shoegazers Medicine, the girls quickly realized that they wanted to bring the same full guitar sound to their live show. They added a full-time bassist to the lineup, with the girls at the front both playing their guitars.
TÜLIPS is: Angie Bloom (vox/guitar), Taleen Kali (vox/guitar), Miles Faster (bass), Travis Moore (drums)
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