Lau – The Bell That Never Rang (4 stars)

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


This article is from 2015.

Lau – The Bell That Never Rang

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

This article is from 2015.


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 Lau Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sun 26 Nov

prices vary / 020 7730 4500

Cambridge Junction

Sun 3 Dec

£17 / 01223 511511

  • 19:00 Lau Cambridge Junction

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