Pendulum Swing album out on Friday!

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Laish – Pendulum Swing

Released on 4th November on vinyl/cd/digital via Talitres Records. Click here to order.

Launch party, with full band and support from Low Chimes (formerly Hot Feet) on  16th November at Courtyard Theatre: tickets

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1 – Vague
2 – Learning to Love the Bomb
3 – Love on the Conditional
4 – Song for Everything
5 – The Last Time
6 – My Little Prince
7 – Pendulum Swing
8 – Wrote of Freedom
9 – Rattling Around
10 – Gambling
11 – We Haven’t Made Any Money
12 – Isolation

Danny Laish speaks: “I could feel myself becoming fossilised in Brighton, hardening into the grooves of my drinking and laziness so before I became fully set in amber, I dragged myself away and moved to London. Landing in the capital as a single and penniless adult was a harsh slap in the face, a mirror held up to my failure and lack of preparation for any kind of real life outside of music.

I spent a year of gradually learning to love the pace of life in the city and I finally found the nerve to book a real studio and get to work on the album that had been forming during this turbulent period. I was honest with myself about the sounds and the kinds of songs that excite my ears. I wanted to get across a simple truth but for there to be no barriers to the listener, for it to really sound vibrant, sexy and humorous.”

Here are the three music videos taken from the album, all directed by Ruth Pickett at Square Cat Films.

European September tour

I am very excited to announce that I am supporting the amazing Icelandic band, Junius Meyvant, on their European tour in September. Here’s what the journey looks like.

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Here’s what they sound like…

Song for Everything Music Video

It is partly a song about songwriting. I find it is a strange process. To begin with it is utterly solitary as I write alone, late at night and then later it becomes a public performance to be shared in a room or on a record. This process is quite harmful to me in many ways, but I do it anyway. The song is also a love letter to my girlfriend who has to put up with my strange existence.

The video was directed and produced by the wonderful Ruth Pickett who was inspired by the idea of manipulating the movement of time marching both forwards and backwards. We filmed it all in one short winter day before the sun set and I learned to sing half of the words the wrong way round and to follow her very precise direction.

If you enjoy, please share.

Indiegogo Fundraiser, new EP

Hello!

I have just launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign in order to complete my new album, Pendulum Swing, and get it into your hands. This is the first time I am reaching out to my family, friends and supporters and I’m really excited!

How you can help: support the campaign today! By joining the campaign, you will have access to my brand new EP, Song for Everything today, and the new album when it is ready. There are some really great rewards and exclusives.

Thankyou!
Danny Laish x

 

Laish Italy tour starts tomorrow

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Hi, how are you?
I have good news, I will return to Italy for a two week solo tour starting tomorrow.

This will be my third tour of the country and I am very excited to be exploring Italy in the winter.
I will be travelling for the first time with my electric guitar and I will be performing a lot of new songs. Also I have put together a tour-only cd called ‘Gennaio’. This will be only a limited edition of 60 copies with exclusive new tracks, covers and rarities. Each one will have an individually hand drawn sleeve, made by me on my travels.

Here’s some examples:laish handdrawn covers collection

There are a few gaps in the schedule from 17-21st January so if you can help with organising a show or a house concert then get in touch with my booking agent, Davide at Hang The Dj – booking agency, hangthedjbooking@gmail.com.
January

8 Verona – Osteria ai Preti – Facebook
9 Schio Vicenza – Old Barrell – Facebook
10 Varese – Twiggy – Facebook
11 Torino – house concert – Facebook
13 Genova – Taverna Zaccaria
14 Roma – Na Cosetta – Facebook
15 Vasto – Vico degli Artisti
16 Foggia – Tolleranza Zero
22 Livorno – ExCinema Aurora
See you soon?
Danny

Artwork by Jessamy Hawke – Jessamyhawke.co.uk