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  • Posts Tagged ‘laish’

    Willkommen guide to End of the Road festival

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

    For those of you off to End of the Road festival this weekend, there are lots of Willkommen related bands that you should go and see.




    • Ichi at 12:30pm in the Tipi Tent

    We should have our own stage shouldn’t we?! Yes I think so too. We also highly recommend but aren’t yet affiliated with Joe Gideon and the Shark (0:30am, Saturday night, Tipi Tent), Bo Ningen (5pm, Sunday, Big Top) and the mighty David Byrne (9:30pm, Friday, Woods Stage) – one of the best live performers I’ve ever seen. This is quite a handy page for seeing all the stage times in one place. See you there!

    Laish tour with support from Emma Gatrill and Martha Rose

    Monday, April 15th, 2013

    Laish‘s new album Obituaries is out now and has been receiving rave reviews. You can hear and buy it here, and hear the songs played live at the following shows:


    Friday 19th – Prince Albert, Brighton
    Saturday 20th – The Wilmington Arms, London
    Sunday 21st – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle
    Monday 22nd – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
    Tuesday 23rd – The Bicycle Shop, Norwich
    Wednesday 24th – Ort Café, Birmingham
    Thursday 25th – Golden Lion, Bristol
    Friday 26th – The Revelry, Exeter
    Saturday 27th – Miss Peapod’s, Cornwall

    All those shows also include supporting sets from Emma Gatrill and Martha Rose. Laish then play the following one-offs:

    May 7th –  Daniel Green solo, Golden Lion, Bristol
    June 1st – Sebright Arms, London
    August 30-Sept 1 – END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL

    Free Christmas download – Willkommen Patchwerk

    Friday, December 21st, 2012


    In the past we’ve created several collaborative Willkommen projects for free download over the Christmas period.

    This year we asked as many Willkommen related artists as possible to simply contribute thirty seconds of sound. I stitched them together in the order in which they arrived to make a sonic patchwork quilt. The result is incredibly diverse and beautiful despite the random nature of its composition and form.

    Thank you to the following people for contributing:

    Alessi Laurent-Marke (Alessi’s Ark)
    Woodpecker Wooliams
    Said Speaks
    Marcus Hamblett
    Eyes & No Eyes
    Hamilton Yarns
    Thomas Heather
    Danny Green (Laish)
    John Smith
    Fiona Sally Miller
    Nick Hemming (The Leisure Society)
    This Is The Kit
    Rachael Dadd & Ichi
    Rozi Plain
    Helen Whitaker (The Leisure Society)
    Steve Aston Trio
    Rowan Coupland
    Turbo & Silke (Martha Rose / OCDC)
    Jacob Richardson (Sons of Noel and Adrian)
    Emma Gatrill
    Chimes (Christian Hardy)
    Mary Hampton
    Alphabets Heaven
    François Marry (François & the Atlas Mountains)

    Here are a few links to past collaborative projects for free download on


    Laish UK tour

    Monday, October 22nd, 2012

    Laish are off on tour, including a few places they’ve never been before:

    26th Oct, BRIGHTON, The Hope – Tickets
    2nd Nov – TOTNES, The Blackbird Collective at Studio Lounge – Tickets
    3rd Nov- FALMOUTH, Miss Peapod’s – Tickets
    5th Nov, LONDON, Slaughtered Lamb: Tickets
    6th Nov, BRISTOL, Golden Lion
    7th Nov, NORWICH, Bicycle Shop, Tickets
    8th Nov, BIRMINGHAM, Ort Cafe
    9th Nov, SOWERBY BRIDGE, Puzzle Hall Inn
    10th Nov, ELSTREE (HERTS), Waggon and Horses

    You can read a recent interview with the band here or download a new track here.

    Willkommen bands at the Alternative Escape including Eyes & No Eyes, Redwood Red, Emma Gatrill & Laish

    Monday, April 30th, 2012

    It’s The Great Escape in Brighton next weekend (10th-12th May). There are many Willkommen related bands playing as part of the Alternative Escape on Friday and Saturday, thanks to our friends at Neighbourhood Music. These events are free to wristband-holders and “normals” alike.

    Friday 11th May at the Fishbowl (Facebook event here) features Woodpecker Wooliams, Rozi Plain, Emma Gatrill, Eyes & No Eyes and The Mariner’s Children (solo). Plus many more great but less affiliated people including Hot Feet and Sam Brookes.

    Saturday 12th May at the Hydrant (Facebook event here) features Redwood Red and Laish plus Emily & The Woods and more.

    Both events start super early at midday so set your alarm for 10am latest so you can get some breakfast.