This year's poster, as opposed to my mail out...

Hi folks.

First things first. Laish are playing at the Willkommen Foxtrot festival this year, held at the beautiful Stanmer House in Brighton. 11th September. We are playing a totally unplugged set on the grounds. Expect material from our (sort of almost finished ish) new album with an almost entirely new bunch of excellent musicians.

There is also an excellent little Foxtrot themed show the night before called ECHO at the Caxton Arms in Brighton. Featuring our very own Emma Gatrill, (who has just produced an amazing debut album of harp, cello and clarinet orchestrated songs), Sons of Noel and Adrian singer Cathy Cardin aka Redwood Red, and Laish and Dancehalls violinist and singer, Martha Rose and a whole bunch of added musical surprises.

You can buy tickets for each separately or both combined here. These events are getting a lot of plugging at the moment, so just do the right thing and get your wallet out, it’s the first of the month after all…

The other big news here is that I’ve been putting together a Willkommen Collective compilation of collective bands called ‘Willkommen Foxswap’ covering songs by other collective members.

I am planning to have the whole thing go live on 6th September and feature tracks by Rachael Dadd, Birdengine, us, Martha Rose, Kristin McClement, Woodpecker Wooliams and loads more…
It will be here at but the site is not ready until 6th September!

Laish gigs coming up:

September 10th, ECHO at the Caxton in Brighton
September 11th, FOXTROT at Stanmer House in Brighton
September 17th, Hasimta Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel with The Angelcy
October 1st, The Cube, Bristol with Mariners Children, Laish, Dancehalls
October 9th The Book Club, Leonard Street, London

What else? We are making a music video. You’ll be the first to see it when it’s finished.

Right then, in a bit. Go outside.