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Sunny sounds abound from Los Angeles native Lord Huron, who play The Cluny, Newcastle on Monday 9th November. New single Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme) is a carefree alt. folk glory, replete with subtle harmony-drenched vocals, at turns anthemic and introspective, it’s the perfect song to introduce the band’s second album, Strange Trails.

 

That the group contributed a handful of tracks to the recent Bill Bryson biopic A Walk In The Woods (which stars Robert Redford, who counts himself as a fan, dontcha know) comes as no surprise. Theirs is music which relishes wide open spaces and expansive rhythms; take The Birds Are Singing as a case in point, with its slow-burning opening and cinematic atmospherics, or the Morricone-esque The World Ender, which chugs with a shuffling beat and faintly spooky vocal. Theirs is a definably American sound, full of autumnal road trip camaraderie, Springseen-esque storytelling and the delights of nature, rooted in a sound which is equal parts wide-eyed expansiveness and warm indie folk familiarity akin to Fleet Foxes, but minus the occasionally sickly harmonies.

Lord Huron plays The Cluny, Newcastle on Monday 9th November.

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