Today, Lost Horizons, the new musical project of former–Cocteau Twin and Bella Union boss Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas of early 4AD figureheads Dif Juz, are celebrating the release of their debut album. Ojalá features a heady cast of guest singers. Some are signed to Bella Union, such as Marissa Nadler and former Midlake frontman Tim Smith, while others are long-time favourites of Raymonde’s (Leila Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet), or newer discoveries (Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy and Phil McDonnell). Together, the Lost Horizons ensemble has created an hour of exquisite, expansive and diverse spellcasting.
Having played their debut UK show at Liverpool Music Week last week, Lost Horizons will head out on tour throughout November beginning at Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik and reaching the UK for a bunch of shows in the second half of the month. For the live incarnation of the band, Lost Horizons will include three vocalists: Ed Riman aka Hilang Child and Beth Cannon, both of whom appear on the album, as well as Helen Ganya Brown who records under the alias Dog In The Snow. Dates/ info below:
4th November – REYKJAVIK – Iceland Airwaves
Saturday 12th November – UTRECHT – Le Guess Who? Festival
Tuesday 14th November – BRUSSELS – Rotonde
Saturday 18th November – BRIGHTON – Rialto Theatre
Sunday 19th November – LONDON – 100 Club
Monday 20th November – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 21st November – MANCHESTER – Soup Kitchen
Thursday 23 November – RAMSGATE – Ramsgate Music Hall
Order your copy of Ojalá HERE.