Release Year: 2016
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 (aka BOXED IN), who was producing albums for Domino and Nettwerk as well as working on a solo record. 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 songs that emerged formed a stunningly cinematic record that combines spaced out, harmony-laden indie-folk with driving, gothic alt-rock.
The four songs also form the soundtrack to the award winning short film ‘SATURDAY NIGHT: A FILM OF FOUR SONGS’, directed by Alex Walker. The film won Best Music Video at the LA Independent Film Festival, The London Independent Film Awards and Feel The Reel International Film Festival in Glasgow as well as making the official selection at the International Music Video Underground in LA.
“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.”
“Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3… A refreshing dose of Americana.”
Paste Magazine (USA)
“A shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage Fanclub and a gothic Big Star.”
Innocent Words (USA)
“Hands down my new favourite band… Those sounds and textures showcased across these four songs are, indeed, monumentally moving.”
Blurt Magazine (USA)
“A real find.”
“They might just be the best new thing this year.”
“Utterly, utterly mesmeric.”
“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 (USA)
“Swooshes along like a plush car through wet nighttime city streets.”