Maranta are vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and producers Callum Govan and Gloria Black. Creating leftfield pop and dance music and a mission to make visceral, textured and infectious songs easily translated to the dancefloor.
They released their debut single ‘Radiate’ in April 2019 – hailed as “song of the summer” by The Skinny and was later included on The Guardian’s Best Tracks of 2019 playlist. Their debut EP Care ii Cure followed in July of that year on Paradise Palms Records.
The band made their Lost Map Records debut in December 2021, with the politically charged bittersweet disco banger ‘Stop Pretending’. Their latest EP ‘DEUX PLEASURE’ was released in September 2022 on 12″ vinyl & digital platforms which led to festival slots at Stag and Dagger, Tenement Trail, Kelburn Garden Party and a live studio session for BBC Introducing, Vic Galloway.
Most recently Maranta have released a remix of a track for Glasgow acid-pop duo Free Love from their new single ‘All The Same To Me’ and continue to run their quarterly late-night parties, MICROSTERIA, in Edinburgh’s Summerhall Dissection Room. The duo are currently recording their debut album due for release in 2024.
“Always effortlessly bright and joyful” – The Skinny
“The best thing I’ve seen in ages” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland
“…Maranta, an electro-pop duo who should be troubling the charts on a regular basis. Their hooks are instant. They’re accessible and eccentric, banging, odd and melancholy, just as the best pop should be. Imagine Vince Clarke in cahoots with Bjork” – Paul Whitelaw, The Scotsman