Since taking photos at some of the Sofar Sounds Oxford shows over the last year and a half I've made some fantastic musical discoveries, one of which is Laish, project of indie pop singer/songwriter Danny Green and his band. Gutted I'm missing Sofar this month as they're putting on two smaller shows and I'm busy one day and they can't fit me in for the other!
With a new album in the pipeline, Danny, as Laish, has recently launched an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the studio costs, promotion and manufacture of the album (on CD and vinyl), offering up an instant download EP as one of the incentives. A quirky video for the title track of the EP, Song For Everything, premiered online last week, take a listen/watch below. With some lovely strings and Danny's captivating vocal, the track is great and it is refreshing also to find a fun music video that I happily sat and watched from start to finish - doesn't happen a lot anymore.
If you like what you hear and want to support the album campaign, the link is here. Incentives include signed CDs and vinyl, drawings, a cover song of your choice, a personal concert and even a song written especially for you - all sound interesting, and projects like this are in my opinion a really worthwhile use of your money, helping independent artists to share their work with the rest of the world.
|Soundcheck before Laish solo set at Art Jericho for Sofar Sounds Oxford, photo: Megan Seekings|
To launch the Song For Everything EP, Laish are playing a full band headline show at London's Sebright Arms on 21st April with support from Chris Belson, tickets for that are here.