Lau – The Bell That Never Rang (4 stars)

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Lau – The Bell That Never Rang

Scots folk-rock trio joins forces with Joan 'Joan As Police Woman' Wasser

Recorded on familiar territory with the less than likely choice of Joan ‘Joan As Police Woman’ Wasser in the producer’s chair, Scots folk-rock trio Lau have managed to avoid going full New York here.

There’s something of the Wild West as well as the glens to the reedy, crooned ‘First Homecoming’ and the pounding folk train song ‘Tiger Hill (Armoured Man)’, however, with a widescreen scope inhabiting the 17-minute, Elysian Quartet-featuring title track.

Out now, on Reveal Records

Lau - The Bell That Never Rang


Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle), Kris Drever (guitar and vocals) and Martin Green (accordion) drawing together traditional music from Orkney, west Scotland and the north-east of England.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Thu 23 Nov

£18.50 / 01539 725 133

  • 19:30

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sun 26 Nov

£28 / 020 7730 4500

The Castle Cinema, Builth Wells

Thu 16 Nov

£16 (£15) / 01982 552555

  • 19:30

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