Brooklyn power trio with an alt rock/new wave/pop sensibility, New Myths is the collaboration of Brit Boras (guitar/lead vocals), Rosie Slater (drums/vocals), and Marina Ross (bass/vocals). The trio writes what they love, combining elements from bands such as Garbage, Elastica, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Pretenders.
In 2012, New Myths released their first self-titled EP. The first single, “False Gold” was immediately featured by Lou Reed on his XM radio show and used in ad campaigns for companies like Gucci and Reef. Via their own record label, New Myths released their debut LP, “Give Me Noise,” in 2014. Following the release, the band was written up by major publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and Pop Matters.
“New Myths...darkly embroidered rock and synthpop, composed of drum hits that cast long shadows and synth tones that radiate an inner glow. Their guitars are supermassive and seem to suck away the air around them, and above this precise, conducted darkness their voices weave into gorgeous arabesques of harmony." THE GUARDIAN
In 2016, Steve Lamacq of BBC Radio 6 featured the band in his “Live From SXSW” show alongside acts like The Kills and Florence + The Machine.
"The band’s love for dramatic goth rock like Siouxsie and the Banshees shines through on Brit Boras’s shadowy vocals and the trio’s celestial harmonies, but the band’s instrumental palette pulls equally from grungier ‘90s alt rock. Thick layers of overdriven guitars blare while Rosie Slater’s driving drum passages and Marina Ross’s snaking basslines intertwine, adding the band’s steadfast pop sensibilities to the sounds of Veruca Salt and Garbage." -UNDER THE RADAR
New Myths has performed at music festivals such as SXSW, Pop Montreal, CMJ, Northside and Destination Moon. The band members have been spotted backing up acts like Kristin Kontrol, Torres, Delicate Steve, Thick, Frankie Rose, and singing in an SNL Digital Short with Paul Rudd. They have been tapped as support for major acts like Metric, Warpaint, Lucius, and Dream Wife. In the fall of 2017, New Myths hit the road as direct support on tour with Cindy Wilson, (of The B-52s) and in the spring of 2019 toured as direct support for The Joy Formidable. The band is currently gearing up to release their second full-length record.