Lola Tried

Austin, Texas

 Taking influence from the likes of Swearin' and Lemuria, Lola Tried  combines catchy power-pop hooks with noisy, garage-esque choruses. Lola Tried has toured nationally in support of their EP, Popsicle Queen, and have played with international touring acts such as Speedy Ortiz, A Giant Dog, High Waisted,  Boy Toy, and Tera Melos. Lola Tried played as an official SXSW showcasing artist this year, after completing their 3rd national tour.

Lola Tried, a 4-piece rock outfit led by vibrant frontwoman Lauren Burton and master shredder Ray Garza. As always with a Lola Tried set, you received a performance with the amps cranked to eleven full of hair whipping and a sweet serenade from Burton’s vocals which flip from aggressive angst to a soft caress at a moment’s notice. After powering through “San Marcos” from their 2017 EP Popsicle Queen, the group ended their set with a distortion fueled climax that left ears bleeding, in a good way.
— Track Rambler
Frontwoman Lauren Burton writes songs through a hyper-specific lens, ascribing names to her characters and providing titles for her settings. This diaristic approach to songwriting coupled with her vocal delivery—a southern, twangy warble—undoubtedly recalls the Crutchfield sisters, from P.S. Eliot to Waxahatchee. Like Allison and Katie Crutchfield, Burton has a knack for writing anthemic punk rock hooks propelled by catharsis and emotional subtleties; this is the stuff high school students idly scribble in their spirals while dozing off in Geometry. Popsicle Queen proves Lola Tried is one of the best bands currently circulating around Austin.
— --Do 512, Local Bands You Should Know Volume 26

Lola Tried celebrates the sloppiness of raw feelings, of bruises both emotional and physical. The Austin quartet's self-titled debut plunges forward, electrified and crunchy, imbued with the ethos of DIY garage rock polished to a glittering, power-pop sheen. – Libby Webster, The Austin Chronicle

"Regardless of the song’s subject matter, Burton has an uncanny ability to tell an interesting story and pen music to it that’s contagiously catchy without being at all pedestrian. Sometimes that story is about depression, sometimes it’s about being angry and exhausted (heard that), and other times it’s just a cool story. Picking one song to showcase from their debut full-length is difficult; each track has that “no wait, this is my favorite song…” quality, exemplifying the incredible talent bubbling from Austin’s underground music scene. --Taylor Wallace, KUTX 98.9