The Callas is the tip of an artistic factory initiated by the brothers Lakis & Aris Ionas.They have exhibited their artwork at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Family Business gallery (NYC), Dakis Joannou DESTE foundation, Faggionato Fine Art, Athens Biennial, AMP gallery, Yinka Shonibare Space, The Breeder gallery, ATOPOS cvc etc.
The band The Callas are Aris (guitar and vocals) and Lakis (drums, vocals, bass) Ionas brothers and artistic collaborators (MA Chelsea College of Art), Annita Callasette (keys, vocals) and Marilena (Drums).
They recently recorded their new album with Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch,The Cramps) and finished their first feature film Lustlands (HAOS film).
OBJEKT LP – UK release (distribution by Cargo)
ARTROCKER – 5/5, “a blidingly good record”
UNCUT – “there s no arguing with their ear for a punk pop hook”
BBC 6 – Steve Lamacq – “ferocious”
WIRE – best sleeves received
The last few years they have played all over Europe including: Indietracks Festival (Derbyshire, UK), The Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), Artrocker Magazine (London,UK), Old Blue last (London, UK), The Windmill (London,UK), The Fly (London,UK), Club Fandango at The Monarch (London,UK), Barfly (London,UK), Alma Enterprises gallery (London,UK), Favela Chic (London, UK), Athens Biennial, Sala Apolo (Barcelona, ES), Espacio menos uno (Madrid, ES), Taktfrei fest (Berlin, DE), De Roode Bioscoop,(Amsterdam, Netherlands), Fieldgate Gallery (London, UK).
They have performed live in churches, flats, boats, mountains, toilets and with bands such as Grinderman, Au Revoir Simone, You Say Party! We Say Die!, The Wedding Present, Television Personalities, Stereo Total and The Victorian English Gentlemens Club.
“An amazing performance by The Callas that was a cross between punk rock and Andy Warhol’s Factory scene”
Yinka Shonibare – THE INDEPENDENT
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