Taking inspiration from bands like The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, Lots creates clever lyrics, strong melodies and memorable songs that manage to stay with you long after you first hear them - music that hits the heart and soothes the ears.
Hailing from Iceland, Ösp's music reflects the folk song of her native country blended with the bustling songwriting culture of London + Italian singer Pozzo who draws on elements of jazz, pop and folk in her music.
"Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen manage to swim the waters charted by the likes of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris with gold medal results. A melodic adult sound with rich harmonies and lush instrumentation." - The Village Voice
Sixties-inspired, hook-laden songs that will leave you wondering if you’ve heard them before and determined to hear them again. Expect elements of country, folk, blues and pop over vintage rootsy songwriting.
"Folk-influenced ethereal pop that delightfully doesn't fit into any existing musical pigeonhole" (R2 Magazine). "Fully immersive and entertaining; seductive and beautiful in equal measure” (Mumble Music).
“Tugging at the heartstrings, is often uplifting, includes gorgeous melodies, great vocals and playing, brilliant arrangements and atmospheres that flow between deep, dark and spooky, as well as eerie and haunting with occasional flashes of light.” AmericanaUK
...dusty barroom shuffles, sassy two-steps and ethereal country-folk... informed by the vintage duets of George Jones and Melba Montgomery, as well as the more modern pairing of John Prine and Iris DeMent." Chicago Tribune
"20 seconds in and I'm hooked! First, it was the voice, then the songs and then the guitar playing - superb stuff - if my show wasn't full this week I'd play the heck out of this - already in the folder for next week's show and contender for Album of The Week too! Love it!” Bishop FM Blues Show presenter Gary Grainger
"Porter is a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone..." (The Washington Post), "Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever." (Tori Amos), “I found Willy on iTunes six years ago. Went to see him live and joined the converted.“ (Al Kooper - Bob Dylan/Blood, Sweat & Tears)
Hailed as "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone, “Senora May Sounds Like: A mountain music version of Feist’s “Gatekeeper” with the occasional flute. For Fans of: Cat Power, Bright Eyes, Lucinda Williams. ” Rolling Stone Country
“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.” Penguin Eggs... “Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.” Permanent Rain Press... “One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard” Leader Post Regina
Their take on the singer-songwriter thing spirals out of a love of jazz, classical and folk music, from Bach to Gershwin, Paco de Lucia to Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald and back again... "Reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell” RnR