Curse Of Lono are a new London five-piece that you’ll certainly be hearing a lot more of on Folk Radio UK with their debut album ‘Severed’ on Submarine Cat Records dropping on on April 7th. If they’re a new name to you, then be sure to check out their video for their new single Pick Up the Pieces above. This one will get the adrenalin coursing through your body and the hairs on your neck on end. They are a band that should be on everyone’s radar for 2017 – so if you get any opportunity to see them live, take it.
With that in mind, you can catch their headline show at the Water Rats in London on Thursday 20th April – they are sure to blow the roof off. Grab your tickets here.
Founded and fronted by Felix Bechtolsheimer, formerly the singer-guitarist in British roots pioneers Hey Negrita, Curse Of Lono formed in early 2015, though the songs on ‘Severed’ were written over a 14-year period. They range from the perky, Paul Simon-ish new single ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ to the more lugubrious ‘He Takes My Place’, the almost jazzy ‘London Rain’ and the rootsy, rhythmic ‘Send For The Whiskey’. The album belongs as much to the Americana tradition and old faithfuls such as Little Feat as it does to more modern, playful practitioners of the form such as Beck.
More very soon.
In the meantime, get your adrenalin fix here: www.curseoflonoband.com
Photo Credit: Hana Knizova