In collaboration with
- Words Notion Staff
- Creative Director Daisy Deane @ DELA.STUDIO
- Director Ayshe Zaifoglu
- Photographer Rashidi Noah
- DOP Toby Leary
- Stylist Rubina Vita Marchiori
- Hair Stylist Hannah Godley
- Makeup Artist Grace Ellington
- Set Dresser Piper Samuel
- Producer Elly Craig
- Production Assistants Amy Yates & Olivia Wright
Get to know the quintet making waves with their self-described "baroque rock pop" and find out why they're on the Amazon Music Breakthrough UK: Artists To Watch 2024 list, in collaboration with Notion.
Five baroque-clothed rockers, ready to take the world by storm. Since they introduced themselves on the gig circuit in 2021, The Last Dinner Party have been giving British bands a new face, all the while slicing through a saturated scene with their unique melancholic art-rock sound.
A viral debut single, notable music acclaim and a 100k+ following is itself impressive for a 3-year-old band but this group outdo themselves every time. In 2022 and 2023, the band shared stages with the likes of Florence & The Machine, Nick Cave, The Rolling Stones, First Aid Kit, and Hozier, and performed to packed out tents across a slew of UK and European festivals. They have since picked up the BRIT Rising Star Award for 2024 and the BBC Radio 1 Sound of 2024 – the first guitar band to win both awards – all before their debut album, Prelude To Ecstasy, drops in February.
Now, though, they’ve been chosen for the Amazon Music Breakthrough UK: Artists To Watch 2024 list, in collaboration with Notion. Get to know The Last Dinner Party below to find out why…
Where does your name come from?
We’re called The Last Dinner Party because one day, Abi and I (Georgia) were sitting in the smoking area of The Shacklewell Arms in East London, and we were designing our dream band. We were trying to figure out what to call it, but we were first doing the architecture of what it would be like – the moodboard, the moodboard of words – and we were saying things about how it would be this big debaucherous celebration where you could invite all of the most extravagant characters from all of history to this one affair at the end of the world, one last piss up. And so, then we decided we would be called The Last Dinner Party.
Where were you all born?
We’re scattered really! London, Yorkshire, Congleton in Cheshire, and Sydney, Australia. We all met in London!
What are your star signs?
Libra, Taurus, Virgo, and two Aquarians.
How do you want your listeners to feel?
Some kind of catharsis. Whether that be a euphoric one, where you hear a song and it unlocks a feral joy, or a pain that you need to work through or feel. That’s what we do when we write our music. All the spectrums of emotion, nothing’s off limits.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
We do a vocal warm up which is very unsociable to everyone in the room. Everyone leaves. We clear a room really well.
What inspires you?
We’ve got a lot of varied influences. When we describe or own music, we use non-musical terms a lot of the times. Borrowing from film and art and literature: anything can be inspirational. Music wise, people like Bowie and Queen. Anyone who is a little bit more theatrical.
What’s on your rider?
We have a summer rider and a winter rider. We have baked beans – cold out the tins – and a nice bottle of Vinho Verde. Ginger shots for the winter: health is wealth. Vogue Slims, four pack of Guinness, grapes. Some red wine that we forget about, sometimes we’ll take that home…
Who would you like to collaborate with?
Christine and the Queens, Charli XCX… We would like Snoop Dogg to duet with us on the next album. Caroline Polachek, FKA twigs… Mozart…
Can you describe your sound?
We think of our sound as art rock pop, or baroque rock pop… It’s maximalist. Euphoric. Theatrical rock pop.
The Last Dinner Party release their debut album “Prelude to Ecstasy” on 2nd February 2024 through Island Records.