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LOST HORIZONS share Score The Sky (IYEARA Remix) + announce Summer UK festival dates and Spring tour dates

February 10, 2018

LOST HORIZONS share Score The Sky (IYEARA Remix) + announce Summer UK festival dates and Spring tour dates

To celebrate the announcement of their UK tour this Spring + Summer festival appearances, Lost Horizons have shared a video to the IYEARA remix (a new project by Duke Spirit guitarist Toby Butler, alongside producer Malcolm Carson and singer Paul O’Keefe) of “Score The Sky”. The video, created by IYEARA and based on Les Goldmans ‘The Hangman’ playfully echoes the vocals dark refrains, and focuses in on the themes of acceptance and tolerance. Of the video, Toby Butler had the following to say… “We wanted to weave some dark and delicious synths into the fabric of the song. The lyric “let it hold you” felt like a great theme, and that allowed us to take it to a new place. The video draws out that odder, more ominous side.”
 
Live dates/info below:
Thursday 19th April – BRISTOL – The Lantern
Friday 20th April – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 21st April – BIRMINGHAM – o2 Institue 
Sunday 22nd April – CAMBRIDGE – Portland Arms
Tuesday 24th April – DUBLIN – The Grand Social
Wednesday 25th April – BELFAST – Limelight 2 
19th – 22nd July  – JORDELL BANK CENTRE – Blue Dot Festival
24th – 25th August – TOTNES – Sea Change Festival
28th Aug – 2nd Sept – SALISBURY – End Of The Road Festival
Critical acclaim for Ojalá, out now on Bella Union:
“An expansive collaboration… There are striking variations in texture and colour, the haunted folk of She Led Me Away, featuring Midlake’s Tim Smith, rubs against Ghostpoet’s worldweary patter on Reckless, while the concussed country–rock of Life Inside a Paradox, sung by Horse Thief’s Cameron Neal and Sharon Van Etten, coexists with Marissa Nadler’s frosted piano lament Winter’s Approaching… A quiet coalition, but one that is wholly satisfying.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****
 
“An album which glides by harmoniously, no two songs alike, but all sharing a sonic richness and reflective atmosphere… A beautiful, haunting album.” Record Collector – 4 Stars ****
 
“A beguiling debut… Raymonde elicits gorgeous perfomances from guest vocalists such as Marissa Nadler, ex–Midlake frontman Tim Smith and The Innocence Mission’s Karen Peris.” Uncut – 7/10
“Melancholy indie rock with flashes of soul and improv jazz… A welcome return for the erstwhile Cocteau Twins bassist.” Q – 4 Stars ****
 
“An hour of exquisitely spun compositions: Raymonde’s crystalline guitar adornments and piano arpeggios sparkling elegantly throughout.” Long Live Vinyl – 8/10
 
“A shimmering, expansive album that finds beauty in melancholy.” GQ
Lost Horizons is the new musical project of former–Cocteau Twin and Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas of early 4AD figureheads Dif Juz. Their
debut album Ojalá incorporates a heady cast of guest singers. Some are signed to Bella Union, such as Marissa Nadler and former Midlake frontman Tim Smith, while others are long-time favourites of Raymonde’s (Leila Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet), or newer discoveries (Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy and Phil McDonnell). Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting.
For the live incarnation of the band, Lost Horizons will include three vocalists: Ed Riman aka Hilang Child and Beth Cannon, both of whom appear on the album, as well as Helen Ganya Brown who records under the alias Dog In The Snow. Photo below…

 

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