Lau are modern folk music's most innovative band. Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers and free-thinking visionaries.
Their brand new album 'Race The Loser' (Reveal Records) was recorded with American producer Tucker Martine (Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, R.E.M., Laura Veirs) in Scotland throughout the Spring of 2012.
‘Race The Loser’ pushes Lau’s complex, yet accessible sound, even further to the outer reaches of folk music whilst retaining all the strengths of the original acoustic trio (Kris Drever Vocals/Guitar, Martin Green Accordion, Aidan O’Rourke Fiddle).
In 2007 their debut album 'Lightweights and Gentlemen' mixed original tunes with inspired arrangements of traditional material and rocketed Lau to the fore of the burgeoning new folk scene, soon followed by a staggering onslaught of awards that includes an unprecedented three consecutive wins as Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2008-2010).
Having dramatically cemented their reputation as a blistering stage act, Lau followed their debut with the much loved 'Lau Live' album just a year later. In 2009 came the equally acclaimed 'Arc Light ' with a grander setting that produced a heavily played single ('Winter Moon') and an invitation from Mojo magazine to cover The Beatles 'Dear Prudence' for their 'White Album' celebrations.