Curse Of Lono

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London five-piece Curse Of Lono recently released their debut album ‘Severed’, a sumptuously cinematic record that combines harmony-laden Americana with driving, gothic alt-rock.

The album follows Curse Of Lono’s critically acclaimed debut EP, released last October, which also formed the soundtrack to ‘Saturday Night’, a short film of inter-connected music videos directed by Alex Walker. The film recently won Best Music Video at the LA Independent Film Awards, the London Independent Film Awards and Feel The Reel International Film Festival in Glasgow and has made the official selection at the International Music Video Underground in LA and the Sunlight International Film Festival in Moscow.

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 Whisky’. 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 Wilco and Beck.

Lyrically, the songs cover themes including infidelity and sexual jealousy, the death of friends, and Felix’s personal struggle with heroin addiction. “Although ‘Severed’ is a dark record in places, it is not an addiction record,” says Felix. “It’s about growing up enough to be able to share a drink with the ghosts of the past without letting them push you around.”

PRAISE FOR CURSE OF LONO:

“If dangerous living bothers you, look away now - but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness.” MOJO

“The slide-fuelled romp ‘Five Miles’ and the evocative ‘London Rain’, with its ‘Riders On The Storm’-recalling Fender Rhodes vamps, are revelations, as Bechtolsheimer offers a sinewy, cinematic take on big-sky country roots rock.” UNCUT

“Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner.” CLASSIC ROCK

"The best Shins-cum-Fleet Foxes record the world will ever hear... easily stands out as the best record of 2017. A record so brilliant and accomplished that in a fairer world, would outsell anything else on the radio today." PERFORMER MAGAZINE (US)

“Into Bon Iver? Try Curse Of Lono.” GQ MAGAZINE

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

“One of the most exciting new bands around… Mixing influences like Wilco, The Velvet Underground and The Doors, there’s no shortage of highlights and heartfelt songs on this ten-track album.”
LOUDER THAN WAR

“A remarkably coherent and well-crafted debut album that holds you rapt from start to finish.”
R2 MAGAZINE

“One of the most exciting things to come out of the UK in years. There is not a weak track on the album.” NEW NOISE MAGAZINE (US)

"I can only describe this as the unwanted bastard child of the Fleet Foxes and The Shins, who spent too long in the orphanage and as a result of his unloved upbringing, has a dark and twisted outlook on life but a fierce determination to succeed. This album is infectious, it sucks you in! ...This album makes me want to hit the road and drive through the night." TNT MAGAZINE

“In a class all of its own.” MAVERICK MAGAZINE

“A gorgeous album.” BLUES MATTERS

“They might just be the best new thing this year.” AMERICANA-UK

“(‘Severed’) pulls off the difficult task of offering a fresh take on rootsy Americana, in part thanks to its leader’s poetic lyrics (Faulkner would be proud), and in part due to a cinematic sweep that owes much to a band like Tindersticks or the recent soundtracks by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.”
JIM DEROGATIS, WEBZ 91.5 CHICAGO (US)

“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 (US)

“Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3… A refreshing dose of Americana.”
PASTE MAGAZINE (US)

“Perfect for night drives and existential evenings.” MAGNET MAGAZINE (US)

“A shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage Fanclub and a gothic Big Star.”
INNOCENT WORDS (US)

“Hands down my new favourite band.” BLURT MAGAZINE (US)

“Utterly, utterly mesmeric.” MUSIC_NEWS.COM

London five-piece Curse Of Lono recently released their debut album ‘Severed’, a sumptuously cinematic record that combines harmony-laden Americana with driving, gothic alt-rock.

The album follows Curse Of Lono’s critically acclaimed debut EP, released last October, which also formed the soundtrack to ‘Saturday Night’, a short film of inter-connected music videos directed by Alex Walker. The film recently won Best Music Video at the LA Independent Film Awards, the London Independent Film Awards and Feel The Reel International Film Festival in Glasgow and has made the official selection at the International Music Video Underground in LA a...

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Curse Of Lono on Tour

  • 30 | 06 | 2017 Maverick Festival
  • 08 | 07 | 2017 The Railway with Billy Walton Band
  • 29 | 07 | 2017 Standon Calling Festival

Past Gigs Curse Of Lono

  • 06 | 2017 Isle Of Wight Festival
  • 06 | 2017 Wychwood Festival
  • 06 | 2017 Camden Rocks Festival
  • 05 | 2017 The Great Escape Festival
  • 04 | 2017 Exeter Phoenix with Wildwood Kin
  • 04 | 2017 London Water Rats (Headline SOLD OUT)
  • 04 | 2017 Sheffield Greystones
  • 02 | 2017 London Servant Jazz Quarters (Headline SOLD OUT)
  • 02 | 2017 Greystones/Sheffield tour
  • 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 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

  • 2017 Severed Album | Submarine Cat Records
  • 2016 Curse Of Lono EP EP | Submarine Cat Records

Media

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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