Richard Lomax musician Omnichord "Richard Lomax" Granfalloon music folk electronica Manchester "Manchester music" UK England guitar "live music" singer songwriter Folktronica North Northwest

Listen to The Elephant the new single by Granfalloon - out now on Spotify and Apple Music.

Granfalloon is the musical project of Manchester based artist and producer Richard Lomax. Lomax makes a hybrid of alt-folk acoustica, and lo-fi electronica - weaving oddball elements, such as Omnichords, acoustic guitars, and vintage drum loops, into dreamy songs and cinematic soundscapes.

Lomax discovered music later than most, there wasn't much of it in his life growing up on the South East coast but when he finally discovered it it was like a door to somewhere had finally opened and with it, a feeling of change, like the world turning from black and white into glorious technicolour. He devoured everything to do with it. Making this discovery too late to enter formal musical training he instead was accepted onto an avant-garde music course in Preston, relocating to the North of England where he has lived and made music since, aiding with the setup of various music venues and festivals. After fronting a couple of surf rock bands and anarchic folk collective Johnny5thWheel&thecowards, he moved to Manchester in 2013.

 

After an operation in 2017 left Lomax with temporarily limited mobility, he recorded the debut Granfalloon album, Down There For Dancing , in his bedroom using drum machines, an Omnichord and an acoustic guitar: "...Lomax is one of those artists that will persistently and consistently produce music of excellent quality without compromising for the benefit of mass appeal. This is art (without wanting to sound pretentious) and art sounds good in 2017." - Listen With Monger


The second album, RGB was released last in 2019 to positive reviews, airplay from BBC Introducing, and support from 6Music's Tom Robinson "My kind of artist".

Lomax is about to release the third Granfalloon album, Positive Songs, through Cosmic Glue, the new record label set up by Hello Cosmos.

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