MELTING VINYL PRESENTS: LAU + Kris Drever
Named after an Orcadian word meaning ‘natural light’ (although deliberately misspelled it from ‘lowe’), Lau, made up of British and Scottish musicians, formed in 2005 and were quickly hailed as a band of rare innovation and invention.
Widely regarded as at the epicentre of the new-folk boom, the band consists of Martin Green (accordion and electronics), Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle, fx) and Kris Drever (vocals, guitars). For a decade Lau have been stretching folk music’s boundaries further and exploring new musical territory with each release and concert tour.
Expect an expansive ensemble sound buzzing with pop, improvisation, electronica and classical influences.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners, Best Band, 2008 – 2010 and 2013
Album of the Year 2015 The Herald
‘Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’ – The Guardian
One of the front-line new young heroes of Brit-folk from the Scottish isle of Orkney, Kris Drever of LAU will also be opening the tour with his solo material. Kris’ gently relaxed singing, dexterous guitar accompaniments, and subtly inventive arrangements have struck a chord with a new young audience searching for music of roots, substance, and identity. The son of Ivan Drever (singer with folk-rockers Wolfstone), Kris moved to Edinburgh as a teenager and became popular in the folk music scene there, and has played in a variety of inventive and unique music projects since then.
“engaging and intimate” – The Guardian ****
MIXTURE OF SEATED AND STANDING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // £20.50 ADVANCE