Lightning Love is an indie pop band based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. With keyboard and vocals by Leah Diehl, Ben Collins on guitar, and Aaron Diehl on drums. Their sound is up-beat and minimal, contrasted by lyrics that often express isolation and self-consciousness
SAMANTHA (ex mbrs of The Explanation)
After exploring basic punk rock elements, Samantha began establishing a sound all their own. Abrasive melodies push their sound coupled with driving beats.
"Wally Dogger is the new geek rock with lyrics that many can associate to their own chaotic lives. Live they are a fresh burst of energy, and nothing but a party." - Katie Vinopal (WCRX 88.1 FM, Chicago's Underground)
We are a three-piece that formed in Chicago in 2008 and have since been playing various venues in the city proper. Our live performance is honest and straightforward; where excess vocals and effects lack we make up for in technicality and intensity. Most of our influences draw from 60's and 80's rock, but our sound lies on a foundation of Metal, Punk and New Wave; all of which Ryan and Justin have been experimenting with since middle-school. Lindsey on the other hand provides a dramatic pop element that brings accessibility to the overall sound, striking an essential contrast that most noise and grind bands tend to neglect.