CURSE OF LONO @ THE WATER RATS (+ The Midnight Barbers + Kate Ellis)

Apr 20 2017 19:00 - 23:45

The Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8BZ London

Following sold-out shows at Servant Jazz Quarters and The Islington, CURSE OF LONO will be launching their debut album 'SEVERED' at Water Rats on Thursday April 20th. 'SEVERED' comes out April 7th on Submarine Cat Records on 12" vinyl, CD and download.

All profits from the gig will be donated to Barry Everitt's Cancer Fund. Barry, who ran The Borderline for many years, has been a long time supporter of both CURSE OF LONO and Felix and Neil's previous band, HEY NEGRITA. He has written articles about us, played us on the radio and promoted our gigs at The Borderline and Dingwalls.


Nice things people have said about us and our music:

“If dangerous living bothers you, look away now - but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness.” Mojo

“A sinewy, cinematic take on big-sky country roots rock.” Uncut

“Mixing harmony-filled indie roots and gothic alt-rock, it’s a gorgeous debut.” Louder Than War

"The best Shins-cum-Fleet Foxes record the world will ever hear... A record so brilliant and accomplished that in a fairer world, would outsell anything else on the radio today." Performer Magazine (US)

“Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner” Classic Rock

“Perfect for night drives and existential evenings.” Magnet Magazine (US)

“Sexy, sweaty and savage, Curse Of Lono explore the heart of darkness with unflinching accuracy” Shindig!

"A cinematic journey down the rabbit hole of Americana... A stumble through hell and high water was never so alluring." Jim DeRogatis - WBEZ Chicago

“Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3. A refreshing dose of Americana.” Paste Magazine

“They might just be the best new thing this year.” AmericanaUK

“A shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage Fanclub and a gothic Big Star.” Innocent Words

“A grown up collection of songs that range from heartache, to sex for escape, to the darkest of humours and the general human condition.” No Depression

“A real find.” R2 Magazine

“Hands down my new favourite band… Those sounds and textures showcased across these four songs are indeed monumentally moving.” Blurt Magazine

“Utterly, utterly mesmeric.”

“Curse Of Lono prove the future of Americana is just around the corner.” Music Scramble

“A soulful, blues-inspired offering filled with raw vocals and catchy hooks.” Gigslutz

“Swooshes along like a plush car through wet night time city streets.” Record Collector

Photo by Keira Cullinane

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