Have you ever felt utterly overwhelmed? The new Granfalloon single The Elephant is about that very feeling and is out now - the track comes from their forthcoming second album RGB, which will be released in September 2019 on 12" vinyl and all streaming platforms. The song debuted on BBC Introducing. The band just performed at Bluedot Festival last month and will be touring the album across the UK this September.
The title phrase of The Elephant is a mother's advice. It also belies Granfalloon's pan-European makeup, featuring the German lyrics "Man kann sich nicht jeden Schuh anziehen/Wer über Wasser geht, der muss Barfuß gehn" which translates as "You cannot wear all of the shoes/Who wants to walk on water must do so barefoot".
Granfalloon began as the Manchester based recording project of artist and producer Richard Lomax. Lomax, who is now proudly backed by a group of musicians from the EU, makes a hybrid of lo-fi folk, experimental music, and electronica - weaving oddball elements, such as Omnichords and vintage drum machines, into dreamy songs and cinematic soundscapes.
After relocating to Manchester in 2013, Lomax wrote and recorded 52 songs in 2014 (one per week) for the album Calendar - an ephemeral musical document of the year which saw him collaborate with different artists weekly including future Granfalloon collaborator, German multi-instrumentalist Peer Van See. After the album's release in 2015 he put together the sonic palette for Granfalloon's mixture of folk and electronica (folktronica) and recorded the debut Granfalloon album, Down There For Dancing, released in 2017.
Their 2018 single, Broken Things, picked up tremendous support from BBC Introducing in Manchester and they have also been named Artist Of The Week for Richer Sounds and Qthemusic.
Made by Joko Mono in Heidelberg, Germany. Part-influenced by expressionist films of the 1920's. Find more of Joko's work here.
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Fri 24th May - Dot To Dot Festival
Sat 25th May - Bread Records all dayer, MANCHESTER
Sun 26th May - Strummercamp Festival
Fri 21st June - The Window People, LONDON
Fri 28th June - Rose & Crown, BISHOP STOTFORD
Sat 29th June - South Norwood Festival
Sun 7th July - Not A Cult Festival
Sun 21st July - Bluedot Festival
Thurs 8th Aug - The Ferret, PRESTON w/She Drew The Gun
Sun 25th Aug - Solfest
Sat 31st Aug - Abbey Tap House, MANCHESTER
Booking Autumn dates now
Thurs 12th Sept - The Old Hairdressers, GLASGOW
Sat 14th Sept - Vinyl Fiction in-store show 2pm, CHORLTON
Sun 15th Sept - Secret house show, MANCHESTER
Wed 18th Sept - Leaf On Bold St., LIVERPOOL
Sat 21st Sept - Rockit, BOLTON
Fri 27th Sept - Eagle Inn, SALFORD **Album launch show**
Sat 28th Sept - The Ferret, PRESTON
Fri 4th Oct - Peddlar, SHEFFIELD
Sat 5th Oct - Golden Lion, TODMORDEN
Sun 13th Oct - Tower Of Song, BIRMINGHAM
Thurs 17th Oct - Golden Lion, LANCASTER
Tues 22nd Oct - Old England, BRISTOL
Thurs 24th Oct - The Harrison, LONDON
All photos credited to Ric Jones
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