|ROTTERDAM lofi darlings Lewsberg are poised to make a three-pronged assault on your expectant guitarpop consciousnesses.|
First out, the band have announced the release of a new 7”: a new edit of “Through the Garden”, a pretty, declamatory essay, propelled along on a Sterling Morrison-type riff, and taken from album In This House, which is finally in the shops after the chaos of this year.
The flipside is the fragile beauty of new track “Nature”, which the band have also debuted a video for.
Singer-guitarist Arie Van Vliet says of the new two-tracker: “It’s nice for a song to have the context of an album to settle in, but on 7”, a song can prove that it can exist on its own as well.“
Nature is one of my favourite songs from the sessions we did for In This House, but somehow it didn’t end up on the album. The other side of a 7” is the best place for a song to be anyway, so it all ends well.”
The video for “Through The Garden” takes you on an empty metro ride around Rotterdam, whilst “Nature” is a monochrome walk in the weeds, created by longtime collaborator Wouter Venema. You can see both films below.
And to round off, the band have announced rescheduled dates for their UK tour, which are as follows:
September 12th: Portsmouth, The Wave Maiden
September 13th: Bristol, The Crofters Rights
September 14th: Manchester, The Peer Hat
September 15th: Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
September 16th: Newcastle, Bobik’s
September 17th: Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
September 18th: Ipswich, The Smokehouse
September 19th: Oxford, Florence Park Community Centre
September 20th: Brighton, The Latest Music Bar
September 21st: London, Moth Club
If you were lucky enough to have caught them at last year’s End of the Road festival, you’ll know they’ll be a welcome slice of guitar nourishment after the gig famine of the year so far.
You can order Lewsberg’s new 7”, Through the Garden at https://lewsberg.bandcamp.com/