photograph by madeline harvey
Fresh from claiming our weary hearts with 2016’s exceptional 4E* recording (listen here), and releasing wonderful new song “With You“, which you can listen to below, GFP is very pleased to announce that Lomelda are today announced as chief tour support for Pinegrove’s forthcoming European jaunt; the Austin, Texas, duo of Hannah Read and Zach Daniel joining Even Stephens Hall and co. for their February and March run across the UK and beyond.
Check out the full set of dates here, and hear their new track below (Lomelda play all dates except for Amsterdam):
21st Bristol, The Fleece
22nd London, Scala
23rd Manchester, Deaf Institute
24th Glasgow, Stereo
25th Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
26th Cambridge, The Portland Arms
28th Norwich, Epic Studios
1st Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
2nd Brighton, The Haunt
3rd Utrecht, ACU
4th Hamburg, Molotow
6th Berlin, Musik & Frieden
7th Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
9th Brussels, Botanique Rotonde
by ross jones
The bright glow of hope and expectation that hangs in the air upon the turn of a new year brings with it a double edged sword. The matter of engaging in positive focus is commendable and of course promising, but upon failure of seeing through such notions can have a greater effect on ones own sense than before such grand self-promises were set in stone, leaving a feeling of insecurity and misplacement that is hard to define without the caring attachment of another to pull you back. ‘With You’, a treasure of a New Years gift from Silsbee pair Lomelda, channels such anxieties into a luscious three minutes of stunning calm and unbearable self-loss.
Sparse drums and textured strums swell around Hannah Read’s sombre and fragile vocal, laden with self-doubt and unsurity within vast fields of solitude – led heartily but now in need of comfort. As misplaced as Read casts herself, it’s set with definitive finality – “Guess I went blind / crossed the white lines // and spun like the dancer that I’ll never be.” Read doesn’t need to embellish such feelings, her words forming a more than illustrative idea of losing ones way and calling in need of recovery, or of being in need of a simple word of security even if hope has been given up a long time ago. Lomelda form beautifully human arrangements amongst all premonitions, swallowing them in a narrative of love over loss – ‘With You’ being essential evidence. Listen below.