Lau + Siobhan Wilson at the Dancehouse Theatre

  • Sunday | 17.05.15
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £17.50


The Bell That Never Rang is the hugely anticipated new album and tour from the U.K’s most musically revered and celebrated folk trio Lau.

‘Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best – The U.K’s best live band’ ***** The Guardian

Produced and recorded in Scotland by Brooklyn songwriter and musician Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), The Bell That Never Rang (out May 4th on Reveal Records) is Lau’s strongest artistic statement yet.

Since their debut album in 2007, Lau have picked up four awards for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards and the individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their acclaimed solo works.

At the heart of the new album lies the epic seventeen minute title track a collaboration with acclaimed London string section The Elysian Quartet. Elsewhere on the album echoes of the downtown New York music scene (that producer Joan Wasser inhabits) can be heard influencing Lau’s artistic vision. Singer-guitarist Kris Drever’s heartfelt lyrics come wrapped in brittle electric guitar, deep soundscapes and haunting string melodies.

‘The sounds and spaces are striking.’ Songlines Magazine

‘The intuitive and often beautiful interplay of accordion, fiddle and guitar glides to a new level as instrumental virtuosity blends easily with tasteful electronics.’ Mojo Magazine

Lau are: Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle).