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New tour EP from Laish available on Bandcamp

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Laish have made one hundred copies of their new EP, Obituaries, to sale on the upcoming Sons of Noel and Adrian tour. You can order the CD or buy the tracks digitally through their bandcamp now. One track is available for free and it’s a banger.

Sons of Noel and Adrian announce second album, “Knots”

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Knots

It’s finally here! The second album from Sons of Noel and Adrian will be released on May 21st, 2012. It is called Knots and it will be released on CD by Broken Sound (alongside Forest Fire, Peggy Sue, Rachael Dadd, The Mariner’s Children), digitally by Willkommen and on glorious gatefold vinyl by One Inch Badge. The CD is already available to preorder over at the Broken Sound shop. There’s a taster video of one of the tracks below.

If you’re an interested journalist then please contact Lauren Barely at Rarely Unable here.

The band’s sophomore album sees them breaking far away from the acoustic roots of their debut. Sons of Noel and Adrian’s immersion in folk music was always more informed by guitarists like Dave Pajo, David Grubbs and Jeff Parker than by traditionalists. These influences, rooted in the city of Chicago’s pre-millennial post-rock, jazz and avant-pop scenes, are explored on Knots to their fullest. At times soft and orchestral, at times crass and loud, Knots is always infused with beauty and tenderness: soulful, taunt, honed and with a new found love of kosmiche experimentation. Knots’ expanded sonic tapestry is marshalled and woven with growing stature by SONAA’s chief song-writer, Jacob Richardson, whose meditative lyrical concepts and melodic craftsmanship mark him out as musician of genuine depth and gravitas whilst remaining as arcane and beguiling as Palace.

Rejecting notions of a fixed line-up, Sons of Noel and Adrian is more of a sprawling musical whirlpool centred around a few key members, not unlike Broken Social Scene, with whom two members of Sons toured with last year as part of their horn section. The band includes members of The Mariner’s ChildrenEyes & No Eyes, and make up most of the renowned Willkommen Collective that spawned The Leisure Society, and the various members lend their talents freely to everyone from Damo Suzuki to Laura Marling.

Such selfless creative interdependence is at the heart of the Willkommen Collective and Sons of Noel and Adrian. The results of their musical co-operative have yielded an album that transcends their debut and positions them as a very unique and thrilling proposition indeed: Knots see SONAA charting new, unexplored aural terrain as immersive an experience on stage as it on record.

Also don’t forget the following shows:

April 2: CARDIFF – 10 Feet Tall   | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Winter Villains & Emma Gatrill
April 3: BRISTOL – The Fleece  | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
April 4: NORWICH – Arts Centre  | Last.fm | Songkick | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
April 5: LONDON – Bush Hall  | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
April 7: BRIGHTON – The Haunt  | Last.fm | Songkick | with Laish & Emma Gatrill

Sons of Noel and Adrian London show moved to Bush Hall

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The upcoming Sons of Noel and Adrian show at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen has moved to Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush. Tickets remain valid. If you’ve not got one yet you can buy them from Music Glue, seetickets and WeGotTickets.

Here’s a reminder of all the UK dates:

April 2: CARDIFF – 10 Feet Tall   | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Winter Villains & Emma Gatrill
April 3: BRISTOL – The Fleece  | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
April 4: NORWICH – Arts Centre  | Last.fm | Songkick | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
April 5: LONDON – Bush Hall  | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
April 7: BRIGHTON – The Haunt  | Last.fm | Songkick | with Laish & Emma Gatrill

There’s also a little glimpse of the artwork for the upcoming sophomore album on the Sons facebook page. Details of the album are being announced very, very shortly.

Laish on tour in April

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Laish are hitting the road hard in April, doing a short tour supporting Sons of Noel and Adrian and Emma Gatrill and then doing a slightly longer tour featuring just themselves. They are currently working hard to finish a second album, make a new music video and hone their live set.

Laish are also offering their debut album for the next thirty days at the discounted price of £4 on download and £7 on cd only via their bandcamp so get it cheap while you can.

Dates below, further information on facebook here.

APRIL

3 bristol, louisiana* TICKETS
4 norwich, arts centre* TICKETS
5 london, hoxton bar moved to Bush Hall* TICKETS
7 brighton, the haunt* TICKETS

(* with Sons of Noel & Adrian and Emma Gatrill)

 

18 leeds, communion (with Saul Ashby)
19 bath, chapel arts (with People’s String Foundation) TICKETS
20 st austell, eden cafe TICKETS
21 falmouth, miss peapods TICKETS
22 cardiff, 10 feet tall
24 newcastle, cumberland arms (with Richard Dawson, Martha Rose)
25 london, old queens head (supporting Emily Portman) TICKETS
26 milton keynes, the stables (with Emma Gatrill) TICKETS
27 lewes, needlemakers (with Emma Gatrill)

 

Christmas songs and gigs from Laish and Hamilton Yarns

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

There are two fantastic Willkommen shows coming up this December in Brighton and Lewes – and both headliners have recorded seasonal hits.

The wonderful Hamilton Yarns have uploaded a typically unique Christmas song which you can get for free from here. The band play at the Needlemakers in Lewes with Kristin McClement on December 20th.

Laish have done the same and their track can be heard here. The band play tomorrow, Wednesday 14th December, at the Proud Ballroom in Kemp Town, Brighton with The Magic Lantern. Tickets are available here. Then the two bands then play at Old St Mary’s Church in Stoke Newington, London on Friday 16th December. Tickets for that one can be purchased here.


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