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Melting Vinyl: Lau Unplugged

Melting Vinyl: Lau Unplugged

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For the first time in over a decade, Lau present a stripped-back tour, 'Unplugged'.

Four times winners of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group, Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom. The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with a myriad of musical styles and unlikely collaborators including Jack Bruce (Cream), Adem, Karine Polwart, Joan As Police Woman, Northern Sinfonia, Elysian Quartet, Fred Frith, Anais Mitchell, Aoife O’Donovan, Tinariwen, The Unthanks and many more.

Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK's best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s -Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: ‘Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them’.

Now 2022’s 'Unplugged' concert tour sees the folk supergroup strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music-making.

Praise for Lau:

'Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’ ★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

‘This is music of such stunning creativity – one of most thrilling live bands’ SUNDAY HERALD

‘Instrumental virtuosity’ MOJO

‘Intoxicating, mesmerising music’ BBC MUSIC Magazine

‘Quite unlike anything else out there’ ACOUSTIC Magazine

Four-time winners ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards


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This event was originally due to take place on 4 June 2020, then 6 November 2020 and then 17 June 2021 but has been rescheduled due to Covid-19. Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the current rescheduled date of 23 February 2022. All other event details remain the same.

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Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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