The English gothic-blues quintet Curse Of Lono will be releasing the LP As I Fell on the 17th of August.
Curse Of Lono – photo by Hilary Clarke
The first song to surface from the album. also the first of the eleven tracks – Valentine is a slice of music that finds the listener reaching out to hug the notes to squeeze them closely – sadly that is not possible, so the next best thing is to allow the mind to wrap itself in the sassy-sexy groove as it teases its way out of the speakers.
Sadly many bands don’t quite get the breaks they deserve to evolve in to the wider consciousness despite creating, first and foremost, top-notch music, gaining live performance traction and digging away at the toil, Curse Of Lono are one of those bands, despite a strong and loyal audience they remain just under the radar – that however sadly is also the reality of more general everyday life for far too many too.
With fortune this year will see things develop further for Curse Of Lono with performances at a couple of English festivals booked, four dates in Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland scheduled for July, their regular circuit in England and occasional foray in to Scotland along with the new LP in the wings – time will tell.
Although each year over 1 500 new bands are featured it is a fraction of the 300 plus bands a day who make an introduction and I would like to thank all musicians for doing what they do, whether in the New Year Ninety, ever featured or not – your creativity is appreciated – The New Year Ninety from 30 to 21…
I did say I would come back to the English gothic-blues quintet Curse Of Lono and sooner than I thought, here we are again.
Curse of Lono
Delivered as a mellow acoustic rendition – my advice – yank up the volume, kick it harder and then set bass as deep as possible and the pitch as closely as you can find and it is possible to convert No Trouble to plenty of issues for the speakers to deal with and much for the ears to enjoy.
Minding of tumble-weed blowing across desert plains No Trouble, despite the trouble of the double negative of ‘you won’t have no trouble any more’ will fill the mind with larger landscapes than envisaged as the track expansively fills the room with complexities of wind and strummed instrumentation which billow to a vocal which talks to only you.
I will come back to Curse Of Lono next when I can share the bass unleashed and quintet in full flow as I get the sense through the song writing there is far more on offer than plaid.
Curse Of Lono is an English gothic-blues quintet I will get back to later in the year.
Curse Of Lono
Southern Country is sliced asunder by the brooding gothic temperament that threads through London Rain as Curse Of Lono deliver a track which injects itself into the veins.
The quintet deliver their understated music with casual confidence in a performance that holds the listener in enthralled silence as the drum brushes along combinations of guitars and keys which wrap their way around the room topped by a vocal that matches the mood and delivery like a bespoke pair of gloves.