Drowned in Sound, one of Britain’s most influential music mags, is sponsoring a sizeable UK tour with their favourite Norwegian band the Lionheart Brothers.
After the January release of their album Dizzy Kiss in Britain, which reaped splendid reviews across the line, The Lionheart Brothers have had a thing for the UK. And the attraction is mutual. Drowned in Sound have declared the psychedelic pop wizards from Trondheim one of their favourite new bands, and now they’re sponsoring the Brothers on a substantial tour of the UK.
The Lionheart Brothers excel in dreamlike, spherical music, where harmonies, dragonfly melodies and layers of luminous sounds float like heavenly-borne magic carpets. But there is more to this music than dream, bliss and dizzy kisses, and what makes so strong and probing is the firm foundation: rock and punk make up very literal roots for the soaring majestic pop. The secret, says the Lionheart Brothers, is the plant-like nature of the music and the band’s aesthetic: ground and air, roots and petals, are equally important, and this makes the music firm and fibery in all its dreamy splendour.
Here are some excerpts from Dizzy Kiss reviews:
"Steep-gradient dreampop and lo-fi loveliness. The bridge between Camden and California."¬
"Trondheim pop masterclass"
"Gorgeous psychedelic pop"
"Motorik beats, fuzz bass and crazy feedback-laced jams...mind-blowing"
"One of the most devastating live bands to fall from Europe in years"
"One of the finest marriages of sixties American psych pop and shoe-gazing indie yet recorded"
-THE STOOL PIGEON
"Dreamy psychedelia...breathtaking psych-rock...jaw-dropping"
"Beach Boys harmony pop sounds suffused with the insistent druggy-drone of The Flaming Lips" -DROWNED IN SOUND
On the upcoming UK tour The Lionheart Brothers will share the bill with The Mae Shi and Johhny Foreigner. Following the tour the band has a string of festival engagements on the British Isles, starting with two profiled performances at the important Great Escape festival in Brighton. And as a booster for the summer concerts the Brother’s fantastic ”Hero Anthem” will be released as a UK single on July 14th.
6th May – Cambridge Graduate (Drowned In Sound Presents...)
7th May – York Fibbers (Drowned In Sound Presents...)
8th May – Aberdeen Moshulu (Drowned In Sound Presents...)
9th May – Glasgow Barfly (Drowned In Sound Presents...)
10th May – Liverpool Barfly (Drowned In Sound Presents...)
12th May – Birmingham Barfly (Drowned In Sound Presents...)
13th May – London Kings College (Drowned In Sound Presents...)
14th May – Bristol Louisiana (Headline Show)
15th May – Brighton Ocean Rooms (The Great Escape)
16th May – Brighton Old Market (The Great Escape)
7th June – Rock Ness Festival, Scotland
8th August – Summer Sundae, Leicester
9th August – Proud Gallery, London
10th August – Bloom Festival, Bristol
30th August – Electric Picnic, Ireland
31st August – Electric Picnic, Ireland
Check out the Lionheart brothers on myspace here