Curse Of Lono
New London five-piece Curse Of Lono present their debut album Severed, a sumptuously cinematic record that combines spaced out, harmony-laden indie-folk with driving, gothic alt-rock, Severed was produced at Gun Factory studio by Oli Bayston (Boxed In). 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 Whiskey. 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 Beck.