On The Record: Curse of Lono

How would you summarise Curse of Lono’s sound?

I tend to aim for wide-open, cinematic sounds with soft and intimate vocals. I like telling stories with my songs so they often land somewhere between a slow and sensual lullaby and an apathetic sneer.

What have been some major challenges in your music career so far? 

There have been a lot of challenges over the years but the most obvious one for me is social media. Social media is an incredible tool for connecting with fans and other artists and for promoting my music but it’s something that has never come naturally to me. I like talking to people one-on-one. I’ve learned how to convert an audience one gig at a time. I’m not so good at selling myself online. Luckily my label are pretty good at kicking my butt and picking up the slack.

What are you grateful for right now in this moment? 

My wife. My children. My friends. The musicians I’m working with. My 1969 Telecaster. Keith Richards. The ice cold beer that’s waiting in the fridge.

Do you prefer physical copies or streaming sites? 

Both. Streaming is for day to day. Vinyl is forever.

What is your most played song of 2021? 

‘Behave Myself’ by She Drew The Gun.

How about an album you can’t get enough of? 

Exile On Main Street by The Rolling Stones.

And lastly, what can fans expect from Curse of Lono for the rest of the year? 

Our new album People In Cars comes out November 26th and we’ll be out playing a bunch of in-stores and a London show around that time. These will be my first gigs in nearly two years. I’ve got a brand new live band so I’m excited to dress them up and show them off.

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