New UK band is in the proverbial doghouse, but don’t worry fans—an album is in the works.
By Blurt Staff
It’s not simply that we’ve recently been smitten by Curse of Lono (which, as we reported, is the brainchild of Felix Bechtolsheimer, late of Hey Negrita); it’s more that the group’s eclectic sound, which encompasses everything from Krautrock to folk to jazzy gothic noir, is a genuine breath of fresh air in 2016, a year that is turning out to be one of entrenchment and repetition, rather than experiment and innovation.
As our reviewer noted, in his review of Curse of Lono’s self-titled 12” EP (released on Submarine Cat), “those sounds and textures showcased across these four songs are, indeed, monumentally moving.”
So while the band is hot at work on their debut full-length (due for Spring of ’17), there’s one last video from the current project to share with fans. Not only did they release a video for every song on the EP that connect into one 17 minute story, they also filmed ten exclusive live video in their studio and dubbed them The Doghouse Sessions. All ten of the videos were filmed in one day, and you can view them at the Lono YouTube channel. This is the final one, for the standout “Saturday Night”:
Of the sessions, frontman Bechtolsheimer says “The videos are very intimate. We wanted to invite people in to 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.”
Stay tuned. More, definitely, to come. Keep apprised on the web: http://www.curseoflonoband.com/#top