Gossamer Albatross are a three-piece from Hereford in the South West of England. The three members of the band are, Lewis who is the guitarist and vocalist, Reuben who plays violin, and Geena who plays the cello. Their self-titled debut E.P has recently been released through Monosound Recordings. And it's rather good.
Its not upon the first listen of this E.P, where the potential of this band first hits you, its the subsequent second, third and so on listens. Everytime you listen to the record something new jumps out at you, clearly a good sign that the band are doing something right. As far as the sound of the band goes, I guess you'd put them in the Folk bracket. Accordingly to their label, Monosound Recordings, the band will have "fans of Bright Eyes, Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel glued to their players for the foreseeable future" .
Frontman Lewis is only 18, so to be writing songs of this calibre already, shows that there can only be bigger and better things to come from this band, and I think 2008 should be a good year for them.
For more information on the band, check out their myspace.
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