Lau are to play the Ironworks, Inverness on the 1st of November, 2012.
Winners of Radio 2 Folk Award’s best group from 2008 – 2010, and famed for their incredible live concerts, Lau return to Inverness as part of their “Race The Loser” tour. Their third album, produced by Tucker Martine who has worked with R.E.M. and The Decemberists, is released on the 1st of October. It has been described as pushing “ Lau’s complex yet accessible sound even further to the outer reaches of folk music, whilst retaining all the strengths of the original acoustic trio”.
The band have spent the two and half years since the critical and commercial success of their ‘Arc Light’ album collaborating on a variety of special projects including EP’s with electronic producer Adem and Scots singer Karine Polwart and a live show and documentary for the BBC with rock legend, Cream bassist Jack Bruce. In addition Lau wrote a vast new orchestral piece ‘Strange Attractors’ with composer Brian Irvine which debuted at The Sage, Gateshead in 2011 and was performed by Lau and the Northern Sinfonia.These collaborations have added much to ‘Race The Loser’s’ sonic quality, electronic explorations and original songwriting.
Tickets are on sale now via www.IronworksVenue.com.
You can see other gigs recently announced for Inverness here.