As is the story for many new bands, Cortes were born out of a vibrant London underworld of jam sessions and dark sweaty gigs. Meeting in 2012 and bonding over Hendrix, Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, it wasn’t long before their insatiable desire to better their peers resulted in the official formation of ‘Cortes’, and so their tale begins…

Annie Mac gave the band their first spin on Radio 1 this week and as they’ve also just signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV we’re sure to be hearing a lot more from this exciting UK 3-piece.

Check out the video for their new track ‘Close to Nowhere’ below.

By Rai Jayne Hearse

A hermit from Up North, Rai spends her time scribbling words, buried under a pile of magazines and cassette tapes. Whenever she does finally emerge from her tiny office she tries to achieve world domination as the bassist of kick-ass punk band Pink Hearse.