“Cinematic Southern Gothic Alt Rock” is the description Curse of Lono attaches to its music. It’s a description that invites rearrangement. While listening to “Five Miles,” the Southern component is prevalent, since the guitars are acoustic and Southern-style electric. And “cinematic” is appropriate - the beginning would fit exceptionally well in a film of last week’s jump from nearly five miles high without a parachute or wingsuit (Luke Aikins’ insane 25,000ft. leap from a plane to a net). The song includes “Rock” elements and it is “Alternative” music. We wouldn’t have called it “Gothic” without the suggestion from the band, but we can buy into the designation. Our description of “Five Miles” would relocate the descriptors, with "Southern" at the start and a de-emphasis of “Gothic.”
Curse of Lono is a London band formed of Felix Bechtolsheimer, Joe Hazell, Charis Anderson, Dani Ruiz, and Neil Findlay. They will release a 4-track debut EP on 12” vinyl on October 14th (which will be digitally available via Submarine Cat Records). The four songs will also form a soundtrack for a short film of interconnected videos. A full album will follow in early 2017.
“Five Miles” by Curse of Lono
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