Premiere: Landers – Clear Blue Sky

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Fronted by Dubliner Christopher Colm Morrin, Landers are a new-fangled, Berlin-based experimental folk trio with an incredibly promising future ahead of them.

Today marks the release of the threesome’s first release. Following a couple of rehearsals, the band recorded live sessions in a large warehouse known as KAOS on the outskirts of Berlin with Aidan Floatinghome, a friend who has also worked with Perlee, Wallis Bird and Hundreds. Over four days, the trio recorded a series of tracks – the process loose, the set-up minimalist and, tellingly, the dynamic intuitive.

Out via heyhowareya Records, Clear Blue Sky is a first taste of what those sessions at KAOS produced. Delving into “the feelings one experiences when confronted with the reality of today”, ‘Clear Blue Sky’ and ‘Nothing to Say (Pt. 3}’ are equally strong efforts. Impressionistic and improvisational, ambience meets gossamer structure head-on across 10 minutes.

Have a first listen below.

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