Debut album ‘SEVERED’ receives amazing reviews

We are over the moon about the amazing reviews ‘SEVERED’ has been getting so we thought we’d put together a few of our favourite press quotes.

“If dangerous living bothers you, look away now – but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness.” MOJO

“The slide-fuelled romp ‘Five Miles’ and the evocative ‘London Rain’, with its ‘Riders On The Storm’-recalling Fender Rhodes vamps, are revelations, as Bechtolsheimer offers a sinewy, cinematic take on big-sky country roots rock.” UNCUT

“Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner.” CLASSIC ROCK

“The best Shins-cum-Fleet Foxes record the world will ever hear… easily stands out as the best record of 2017. A record so brilliant and accomplished that in a fairer world, would outsell anything else on the radio today.” PERFORMER MAGAZINE (US)

“Into Bon Iver? Try Curse Of Lono.” GQ MAGAZINE

“Sexy, sweaty and savage, Curse Of Lono explore the heart of darkness with unflinching accuracy.” SHINDIG!

“One of the most exciting new bands around… Mixing influences like Wilco, The Velvet Underground and The Doors, there’s no shortage of highlights and heartfelt songs on this ten-track album.” LOUDER THAN WAR

“Mean, moody and magnificent… As debut records go Severed is hard to fault and will appeal to country rockers and hipsters alike. It also begs the question, how on earth are they going to top this?” COUNTRY MUSIC MAGAZINE

 “Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3… A refreshing dose of Americana.” PASTE MAGAZINE (US)

“Perfect for night drives and existential evenings.” MAGNET MAGAZINE (US)

 “(‘Severed’) pulls off the difficult task of offering a fresh take on rootsy Americana, in part thanks to its leader’s poetic lyrics (Faulkner would be proud), and in part due to a cinematic sweep that owes much to a band like Tindersticks or the recent soundtracks by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.” JIM DEROGATIS, WEBZ 91.5 CHICAGO (US)

“A grown up collection of songs that range from heartache, to sex for escape, to the darkest of humours and the general human condition.” NO DEPRESSION (US)

“Bechtolsheimer and his compadres make music like nobody else on the Americana scene.” RnR MAGAZINE

“One of the most exciting things to come out of the UK in years. There is not a weak track on the album.” NEW NOISE MAGAZINE (US)

 “I can only describe this as the unwanted bastard child of the Fleet Foxes and The Shins, who spent too long in the orphanage and as a result of his unloved upbringing, has a dark and twisted outlook on life but a fierce determination to succeed. This album is infectious, it sucks you in! …This album makes me want to hit the road and drive through the night.” TNT MAGAZINE

“In a class all of its own.” MAVERICK MAGAZINE

“If you have affection for folky Americana music, and all of its often beguiling component parts, then this is the album for you… A very promising first long player for a band who deploy killer melodies and craft skillful arrangements.” VIVE LE ROCK

“A gorgeous album.” BLUES MATTERS

“They might just be the best new thing this year.” AMERICANA-UK

“A shockingly sweet debut that is equal parts Teenage Fanclub and a gothic Big Star.” INNOCENT WORDS (US)

 “Hands down my new favourite band.” BLURT MAGAZINE (US)

“Utterly, utterly mesmeric.” MUSIC_NEWS.COM

 “With Severed, Curse of Lono bring an edge to Americana, crafting a record that cuts into the darker aspects of life, yet somehow making them just as beautiful as the happier ones.” THE DAILY COUNTRY

“Curse Of Lono prove the future of Americana is just around the corner.” MUSIC SCRAMBLE

“Swooshes along like a plush car through wet nighttime city streets.” RECORD COLLECTOR

“Curse Of Lono create cinematic Americana filled with harmonies and eerie undertones.” GIGSLUTZ

“An album that, quite simply, doesn’t have a single weak song… A rich, inviting, beautifully balanced sound that criss-crosses the Atlantic, references a range of influences, but remains steadfast in its individuality.” FRUK (FOLK RADIO UK)

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  1. Lynne Edwards 3 years ago

    So glad the band is seeing such recognition. Wel done the Team,

    1. Curse of Lono 3 years ago

      Thanks Lynne