Hailing from Edinburgh, Maranta, an electronic synth pop duo, was formed in 2018 and comprises of Gloria Black and Callum Govan. Using Live analogue synthesizers, and led by Blacks powerful voice, they create ethereal and textured soundscapes, imbued with rhythm and an infectious joy. Combined with Blacks lucid and visceral lyrics, listeners are led through varied sonic worlds and are captivated by an energy and passion, which is also transmitted through their live performances.
Maranta released their debut single ‘Radiate’ in April 2019 and first EP ‘Care II Cure’ in July of that year on Paradise Palms Records. The single was described as ‘song of the summer’ by The Skinny and made it onto The Guardian’s best tracks of 2019 playlist. Their music has been played by DJs and radio stations around the world, including Vic Galloway on BBC Scotland, Andrew Weatherall on NTS and Mario Cotto on KCRW. They have performed at Scottish festivals including Tenement Trail, Hidden Door, Kelburn Garden Party and Doune the Rabbit Hole and at musical institutions such as King Tuts, Summerhall and SWG3. They have been billed with the likes of Free Love, Callum Easter, Makeness, Pictish Trail, George Fitzgerald, Marc Rebillet and Meursault