The Callas is the tip of an artistic factory initiated by the brothers Lakis & Aris Ionas (MA Chelsea College of Art).

They recently released their new album, “Am I Vertical?” (Inner Ear), produced by Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch, The Cramps).
Anger” by The Callas is featured in the latest MOJO cd compiled by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, along with Thurston Moore, Alan Vega, Moondog, Bill Callahan, Martin Rev etc..
Over the last few years The Callas have played at: Family Business (NYC), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), The Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), Indietracks Festival (Derbyshire, UK), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE), Artrocker Magazine (London), Old Blue Last (London), The Windmill (London), The Fly (London), Club Fandango at The Monarch (London), Barfly (London), Alma Enterprises gallery (London), Favela Chic (London, UK), Sala Apolo (Barcelona), Espacio Menos Uno (Madrid), Taktfrei fest (Berlin), De Roode Bioscoop (Amsterdam), Fieldgate Gallery (London).
They have performed live in churches, flats, boats, galleries, mountains, toilets, museums and with bands such as Grinderman, Paws, Au Revoir Simone, You Say Party! We Say Die!, The Wedding Present, Television Personalities, Stereo Total, She Keeps Bees and The Victorian English Gentlemens Club.
The Callas’ music project members are: Aris Ionas (guitar & vocals), Lakis Ionas, (bass & vocals), Chrysanthi Tsoukala (guitar & vocals) and Marilena Petridou (drums).
Lakis & Aris Ionas have exhibited their artworks at Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Family Business gallery (NYC), DESTE Foundation for contemporary art (Athens), Faggionato Fine Art (London), Athens Biennale (Athens), AMP gallery (Athens), Yinka Shonibare Space (London), The Breeder gallery (Athens), ATOPOS cvc (Athens) etc.
In 2013 they finished their first feature film LUSTLANDS (HAOS film).

The Callas are currently collaborating with Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) on the creation of the soundtrack for their film The Great Eastern. They are also working together for a future live performance/installation.
In September they played at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

Their new album “Half Kiss Half Pain” produced by Jim Sclavunos will be released on early 2016.


Mar 04 Brest (FR) – La Carene
Mar 05 Paris (FR) – La Mecanique Ondulatoire

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