Laish


LAISH, indie folk heroes from Brighton, have Danny Green writing and singing songs infused with a delicate grit,. Green’s voice is like no other, from a deep and warm brogue to a soaring falsetto. Frayed around the edges but rich in emotion. The LAISH band features the finest of the Willkommen Collective. Emma Gatrill and Martha Rose provide the angelic voices and organic instrumentation of violin, clarinet and accordion; and Patrick Lawrence and Dan Harding lay down a solid rhythm foundation of bass and drums. Lyrically these songs are honest – brutal even, and yet dripping with dry humour, distilling all from the joyful pleasures of life through to the slow demise of relationships. Their brief is wide and vague but those who have seen LAISH in the flesh come away exhilarated; sweatier and with an uplifted feeling.

LAISH have toured relentlessly throughout the UK and Europe over the last three years, cementing their reputation as a tight and joyful unit but with a touch of the unexpected. They have shared stages with the likes of Sons of Noel & Adrian, Peggy Sue, David Thomas Broughton and even one night with Grizzly Bear and Beach House at The Roundhouse. They played a triumphant set on the mainstage at last year’s No Direction Home Festival. So far LAISH have released a self-titled album that received a glowing reception from many including Mojo Magazine who were impressed by its “beguiling songs of love”; and (at the time of writing) are about to release their second album, Obituaries. Radio play from Marc Riley, The Waiting Room, Folk Radio UK and Amazing Radio.