Folk On The Lawn

"innovative folk for innovative folk"

   Jun 14

Thursday night at FotL

We are delighted to announce that The Lost Tuesday Society will headline Thursday night at FotL!

The Lost Tuesday Society describe themselves as ‘a collective who come from a variety of differing musical backgrounds, and therefore bring with them a range of influences’.

They were brought to our notice highly recommended and so we were delighted that they agreed to play at the (spectacular!) opening at Folk on the Lawn 2018.

The collective, with its current six members, has played, already, with Paolo Nutini, Pete Doherty, Sister Sledge, Alabama 3, Moulettes, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Labi Siffre, Big Sir, The Real Thing and Mica Paris. While acknowledging a likeness to the folk and rock bands of the 1970s, they stress that such a comparison has come about without design: possibly as a result of strong interests in both the nuance of musical construction together with the need for strong melodies.

The ‘band as collective’ notion is more – for the Lost Tuesday Society – than a convenient motif: ‘The song is king; no one has that ego: “this song should go there and do this; it’s like a big pot and everyone puts in their share.”’ Such a modus operandi reveals itself, clearly, in the music, with flavourings offered by this or that instrument, this or that voice, delicately infused within an intricate and often complex tapestry of sound.

Their album, ‘Constant State Of…’, has artwork donated by the well-respected London-based artist, Dan Hillier, who designed the iconic art on Royal Blood’s debut (and number one) album. The single taken from the record – and from which it derived its title– was produced by the legendary Joe Gibb (David Bowie, The Kinks, Catatonia, Leftfield, Moulettes).

It’s worth checking out, online, the band’s finely-honed videos and – for us most beguiling of all – the more impromptu recordings of live shows.

We are anticipating a great night!