Following the release of their magnificent and much praised debut album Lonesome Dreams – out TODAY, hotly-tipped pop experimentalists Lord Huron are pleased to announce their debut UK shows have both sold out. They will also appear at Rough Trade West on Saturday 10th February. Full details of the shows are:
7 February at London’s Old Blue Last (presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties) –SOLD OUT
8 February at The Lexington, London (presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties) – SOLD OUT
10 February at Rough Trade West – 2pm
Led by Michigan-born songwriting prodigy Ben Schneider, their sound – a joyous collision of Appalachian percussion, rustic guitars and sumptuous harmonies lit up by lens-flare flashes of electronics – has won rave reviews from either side of the Atlantic.
Now, after a string of sold-out US shows, their stratospheric rise is set to spread to British shores. Described as “a mysterious, powerful force” by LA Weekly, the band’s live shows brings to life the effervescent noises of Lonesome Dreams, an album as vast and easy to lose yourself in as a Sergio Leone cinescape. Inspired by the rust coloured canyons and characters of the Wild West (with the emphasis on wild), the record also encompasses short films, intriguing artwork and a series of imagined novels by a fictional ageing wordsmith, the mysterious George Ranger Johnson. “I’m interested in creating a world with its own mythology,” says the Michigan native.
Lord Huron began as a solo endeavor in 2010 but Schneider has since enlisted some of his “best amigos” to turn his songs into a powerful live experience: Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), Brett Farkas (guitar, vocals) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). “We’ve got a pretty good working relationship,” he says. “A good wrestling match can solve almost anything we disagree about.”
Official video for “Time To Run” from the album Lonesome Dreams by Lord Huron.
New album ‘Lonesome Dreams’ out now in the US and out 21st January in UK/Europe