Curse Of Lono

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Curse Of Lono Short Info

Following the release of their self-titled debut EP last October, CURSE OF LONO will be releasing their full-length debut ‘SEVERED’ on Submarine Cat Records on April 7th.

CURSE OF LONO was formed in London in 2015 by singer-songwriter Felix Bechtolsheimer following the breakup of British roots pioneers HEY NEGRITA.

“We released four records with HEY NEGRITA, toured all over the world, played at more festivals than I can remember and had a great time doing it but there was a growing sense that it was time for something new. Then I bumped into my old friend Oli Bayston from the band BOXED IN, who was producing albums for Domino and Nettwerk. He was involved in a completely different scene, obsessed with Krautrock and Radiohead, which really opened my eyes to new ways of writing and recording.”

The collection of recordings that emerged formed a stunningly cinematic record that combines spaced out, harmony-laden indie-folk with driving, gothic alt-rock. The songs, which were written over a fourteen-year period, cover themes including sexual jealousy, the death of friends and personal struggles with infidelity and addiction.

In the summer of 2015, CURSE OF LONO added ex-Hey Negrita drummer Neil Findlay, guitarist Joe Hazell, bassist Charis Anderson and keyboardist Dani Ruiz Hernandez to the lineup.

In October of 2016, CURSE OF LONO released their critically acclaimed four-track debut EP, which also formed the soundtrack to the short film ‘Saturday Night: A Film Of Four Songs’, directed by Alex Walker. The film, which stars Grant Masters and Marta Hermida, was released in four installments around the release of the EP.

To expand on the visual theme, CURSE OF LONO spent a day filming at their London studio, recording ten live performances which they are releasing monthly through different blogs as ‘The Doghouse Sessions’.

“The videos are very intimate. We wanted to invite people into our world, to watch us play our songs in the room where we get together every week and where many of them were conceived, with no overdubs or studio trickery.”

PRESS QUOTES:

“Mixing harmony-filled indie roots and gothic alt-rock, it’s a gorgeous debut.”
Louder Than War

“Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner.”
Classic Rock Magazine

“Sexy, sweaty and savage, Curse Of Lono explore the heart of darkness with unflinching accuracy.”
Shindig Magazine

“They might just be the best new thing this year.”
AmericanaUK

“A shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage Fanclub and a gothic Big Star.”
Innocent Words

“A grown up collection of songs that range from heartache, to sex for escape, to the darkest of humours and the general human condition.”
No Depression

“Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3… A refreshing dose of Americana.”
Paste Magazine

“A real find.”
R2 Magazine

“Perfect for night drives and existential evenings.”
Magnet Magazine

“Hands down my new favourite band… Those sounds and textures showcased across these four songs are indeed monumentally moving.”
Blurt Magazine

“Utterly, utterly mesmeric.”
Music-News.com

“Curse Of Lono prove the future of Americana is just around the corner.”
Music Scramble

“A soulful, blues-inspired offering filled with raw vocals and catchy hooks.”
Gigslutz

“Swooshes along like a plush car through wet nighttime city streets.”
Record Collector

Following the release of their self-titled debut EP last October, CURSE OF LONO will be releasing their full-length debut ‘SEVERED’ on Submarine Cat Records on April 7th.

CURSE OF LONO was formed in London in 2015 by singer-songwriter Felix Bechtolsheimer following the breakup of British roots pioneers HEY NEGRITA.

“We released four records with HEY NEGRITA, toured all over the world, played at more festivals than I can remember and had a great time doing it but there was a growing sense that it was time for something new. Then I bumped into my old friend Oli Bayston from the band BOXED IN, who was producing albums for Domino and Nettwe...

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Past Gigs Curse Of Lono

  • 11 | 2016 The Bassment/Chelmsford headline show
  • 11 | 2016 The Musician/Leicester tour
  • 11 | 2016 Hug & Pint/Glasgow tour
  • 11 | 2016 Prince Albert/Brighton tour
  • 11 | 2016 Islington Academy 2/London tour
  • 11 | 2016 The Maze/Nottingham tour
  • 11 | 2016 Fat Lil's/Witney tour
  • 10 | 2016 Greystones/Sheffield tour
  • 10 | 2016 Nix/Enschede/ Netherlands tour
  • 10 | 2016 Kunstcafe/Warmond/Netherlands tour
  • 10 | 2016 Bluesgarage/Isernhagen/Germany tour
  • 10 | 2016 Toogenblik/Brussels/Belgium headline show
  • 10 | 2016 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen/London with Adia Victoria
  • 10 | 2016 The Islington/London EP Launch SOLD OUT

Discography Curse Of Lono

  • 2016 Curse Of Lono EP EP | Submarine Cat Records

Media

  • Video Curse Of Lono - Saturday Ni...
  • Video Curse Of Lono - London Rain...
  • Video Curse Of Lono - He Takes My...

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Felix Lead vocals, guitar
  • Joe Hazell Lead guitar, vocals
  • Dani Ruiz Hernandez Keys, vocals
  • Charis Anderson Bass, vocals
  • Neil Findlay Drums

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