I'm almost finished sorting out my trip to the UK. In all, I've had to plan a week in London, three days in Brighton, two in Beachy Head, one in Canterbury, and then three more in London before returning to the States. When I put the dates on the calendar, I didn't know that The Great Escape was happening during my stay, but once I discovered that it was, plans were changed to include Brighton. Now I'm overwhelmed with the schedule, several hundred bands playing in many venues from noon to past midnight for 3 days. I've started on my itinerary, but it's far from complete. One band that's in the "must see" column is the London based 4-piece band Landshapes, they're performing Saturday at Patterns. They also have a brand new LP, Heyoon, coming out May 4th on Bella Union Records. The band had this to say about the title:
"Heyoon is the mispronunciation of a hidden place in a clearing in the woods in southeast Michigan; you can only find it if someone takes you, signs will tell you to turn back."
The first offering from Heyoon is 'Ader', a song about Dutch artist Bastiaan Johan Christiaan Ader who was lost at sea in 1975 while attempting to cross the Atlantic. Despite the heavy content, the band's 1st offering from Heyoon is a decidedly fun sounding full tilt affair. Stream it below.