Lau Midnight and Closedown CD Album
Released Feb 8 2019
Lau Midnight and Closedown
New studio album produced by John Parish
Midnight and Closedown is Lau’s first new music since 2015’s The Bell That Never Rang (***** The Guardian; The Herald’s Album of The Year). Producer John Parish, widely celebrated for his recordings and collaborations with P.J Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse, This Is The Kit, Aldous Harding, Rokia Traore, M. Ward, Giant Sand and many more, has captured the essence of Lau’s songwriting: tender, bewitching and mournful, uplifting, experimental and political. These are new sounds still rooted in the traditional music that brought together the UK’s three finest folk artists.
‘Lau. Cool band. Don't sound like anybody else. I could describe the instrumentation : treated fiddle, guitar and rich baritone voice, an electronic ship in a bottle. A beautiful set of songs and instrumentals. In touch with their roots but not bound by them’.
(John Parish, October 2018)
'Lau are a remarkable band - the most musically adventurous trio in British folk - exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best - The UK's best live band"
★★★★★ 5/5 (THE GUARDIAN)
'Leagues ahead of the crowd - worthy of a David Lynch movie expansive sonic landscapes - it's time to ring some changes - may frighten a few horses'
‘This is music of such stunning creativity – one of most thrilling live bands, now one of most thrilling studio bands as well – what phrase, what note can possibly be coming next? ’
‘Lau are cutting edge renegades, super-charged with confident, free-thinking music that will enthrall’
Instrumental virtuosity blends easily with tasteful electronics
★★★★ Albums of The Year
‘For alternative music lovers as much as folk fans, brimming over with intoxicating, mesmerising music’
‘Quite unlike anything else out there’