Following the release of their brand new single ‘The Battle For Clear Sight’ on 14th October 2013, Larry and His Flask are back on our shores to win over yet more hearts and minds of the good people in Europe and the UK throughout December.
The five-piece from Oregon, USA who supported Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls in the UK as well as playing their own headline shows earlier this year will further spread the gospel of their infectious and frenetic homespun bluegrass/anarchic rock on the following dates:
03 Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
04 London (UK) @ Borderline
05 Middlesbrough (UK) @ Doctor Browns
06 Glasgow (UK) @ Audio
07 Manchester (UK) @ The Star & Garter
08 Brighton (UK) @ The Hope
09 Brussels (BE) @ Magasin 4
10 Berlin (DE) @ Cortina Bob
11 Cologne (DE) @ Tsunami Club
12 Mannheim (DE) @ Der Bock
13 Zurich (CH) @ Dynamo Werk 21
14 Hamburg (DE) @ Nouar Bar
15 Utrecht (NL) @ dBs
The Battle For Clear Sight is taken from their outstanding sophomore album ‘By The Lamplight’ which was released earlier this year. The track will be released on a split, coloured 7” vinyl – with Beans On Toast on the flipside – as part of the Xtra Mile Single Sessions: The Tenth Anniversary Edition.
It features on the second of the 4 vinyl released every Monday in October as part of this highly collectable series.
As well as this, the band have recently made available their previous album ‘All That We Know’ on digital download for the first time, this side of the pond. You can order from Xtra Mile Recordings - http://bit.ly/1b5oNaV
For the uninitiated, Larry and His Flask make music that lies somewhere between a barn raising and a mosh pit. The New York Times calls them "uncommonly joyous" and "deviously astute", while their live show is a "breathless, polymorphous good time." Originally conceived as a four piece punk band, the group has swelled into a fully realized line-up with strong Americana influences complete with stand-up bass, mandolin and banjo. Their live act is not to be missed - unlike any other band playing music today, Larry and His Flask truly incorporate their audiences into each show, connecting to create an experience that converts everyone into fans and permeates the border between performer and spectator. Performances see members careening wildly across the stage with instruments, narrowly avoiding harrowing collisions amongst themselves and frequently trading said instruments mid-song while still maintaining pitch-perfect 4-part harmonies.
Here's a taster of their live antics – filmed at their London Forum show:
“There is so much verve and spirit on display, not to mention clever songwriting, which sees them weave moving, intriguing and entertaining stories through their heartfelt music. And if they are half as exciting live as they are on record, Larry And His Flask are a special entity indeed.” – 4 out of 5 review in Alternative Press
“As expected and hoped for, we’re treated to more lashings of old time country tropes reconfigured through the equalizing lends of punk rock. It’s truly riveting stuff…” - 9 out of 10 review in Rock Sound (UK)